May 14, 2013 - 2:03 PM
It is officially election day, and that means thousands of voters will be busy trying to get their vote in before the 8 p.m. deadline as candidates sit and wait to hear whether they are one of the chosen ones.
In the Kamloops North Thompson riding candidates Kathy Kendall of the B.C. NDP, Ed Klop of the B.C. Conservatives and independent John Ford are trying to overtake Liberal incumbent Terry Lake for the role of MLA.
With the retirement of former Liberal MLA Kevin Krueger four new faces are vying to represent their party in Victoria. Todd Stone has replaced Krueger as the Liberal candidate and is going up against Tom Friedman of the NDP, Conservative Peter Sharp and independent Brian Alexander to represent the Kamloops South Thompson riding.
Eight pundits weighed in on which party they thought would win each riding. Seven have the NDP winning the north riding and six expect the Liberals to take the south riding. Kamloops is traditionally considered a bellweather city and usually sees an elected MLA represent the winning party. Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix have both made multiple stops in Kamloops during the campaign, hoping to persuade electors to vote for their party.
The election kicked off in Kamloops with the typical door-knocking, flyers and candidate signs across the city and saw some creative use of signs as messages were spelled out for drivers to see in several locations.
For a full information on how and where to vote, visit the north riding page or the south riding page on the Elections B.C. Website.
InfoTel news will have full coverage of the results tonight.
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