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Elections Canada: There is still some counting to do

They are watching Kitchener-Conestoga and Kitchener-South-Hespeler for final results
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The nail-biting continues for some local candidates Tuesday and they might be waiting for another day or so to find out the winners.

Rejean Grenier is with Elections Canada and tells 570 NEWS not all ridings wrapped things up on election night. 

This is including two which we are watching locally: Kitchener-Conestoga and Kitchener South-Hespeler.

He says there is still some counting to do.

"Poll workers at 3:00 a.m. didn't finish the count from yesterday for that matter. So, that has to be done today and it will be done fairly quickly. But then comes the mail-in ballots."

Grenier says the counting of those mail-in ballots could still take three to four hours to verify 500 mail-in ballots.

He says it could still be up to two full days before full and final results are in.

Grenier says if things are close, when the numbers are all in, recounts might come up.

"There's two types of recounts. The first one is an automatic one. It starts when there is less than one-thousandth of the difference between the two leading candidates. The other one is a judicial recount that can be asked by any candidate."
 

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