Election 2015: Revelstoke votes – Too close to call in Kootenay-Columbia

Lead swings back and forth as vote counts come in in Kootenay-Columbia

People line up to register to vote at the Revelstoke Community Centre.

Updated at 10:36 p.m.

It’s a wild race for election in Kootenay-Columbia. With most of the polls counted, it’s still too close to call.

The polling station at the Revelstoke Community Centre was busy on election day, with decent crowds reported all day long.

The vote in Kootenay-Columbia pits Conservative incumbent David Wilks against NDP candidate Wayne Stetski, Liberal candidate Don Johnston and Green candidate Bill Green.

With 255 of 262 polls reporting, the results are:

David Wilks, Conservative – 22,458 votes (37.1 per cent)

Wayne Stetski, NDP – 22,300 votes (36.9 per cent)

Don Johnston, Liberal – 11,765 votes (19.5 per cent)

Bill Green, Green – 3,940 (6.5 per cent)

At this point, we’re saying it’s too close to call.

Voter turnout is more than 70 per cent in the riding – a significant uptick from the 2011 election.

Nationally, the Liberal Party has won a majority and Justin Trudeau is the new Prime Minister of Canada.

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