It’s a Canadian first. West Coasters are hearing federal election results from across the country before polls here close.
There were fears in previous years that knowing results from the East Coast before polls in the West Coast closed would affected voters’ choice.
But that appears to be unfounded, at least according to voters at a polling station near the B.C. Legislature in Victoria.
“This was the day to vote on and I did the research and I decided I’m going to vote as usual,” says Ronni Shillington.
In fact, most voters CKNW spoke with were even aware of the change.
Not one said it would have made a difference anyway.