Polls are closed

The civic election polls are now closed.

Travis Paterson and Wolfgang Depner with the Saanich News are out across the community, bringing you full live coverage on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

Voter turnout left lineups all day at some polls, such as Glanford middle school. Election official Jenny Chan says it’s been a lineup at Glanford middle school since a.m. and more than 1,500 people voted at Glanford with a lineup ahead of the 8 p.m. closure. “This is the most I’ve seen in three elections.”

7:40 p.m. TP: We’re at the Fireside Grill where United for Saanich quintet of Mayor Richard Atwell and Coun. Karen Harper are with co-running candidates for council, Cory Montgomery, Kathleen Burton and (soon to arrive) Ian Jessop.

It’s Montgomery’s first time running in a political election. The 43-year-old is feeling: “pretty good, pretty confident, we’ve run a great campaign that I can feel proud about. It’s not going to be stressful, I’ve put in all the work, I’ve put my best foot forward, the rest is in the hands of Saanich.”

8:01 p.m. TP: Saanich council candidate Kathleen Burton is excited about the night, her first foray into the political sphere. “It’s exciting how quickly we’ll find out, where we go from here, the whole experience has been incredible.”

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