When will election results be announced?

Here in Black Diamond, we count our ballots by hand, and that process can take several hours.  We ask our candidates, the media and the community to be patient while we count all those ballots - every one of them is important.  If it's taking us a long time, it means voters have done a great job of showing up to vote!

Depending on voter turnout, and assuming that no recounts are required on election night, results are usually available quite late in the evening.  Between 10:00 pm and 12 Midnight is the "normal" count completion time.  The Returning Officer will release the unofficial election results, using the Town's website and social media platforms, as soon as all ballot counts have been completed.

Election results become official at noon on the fourth day after the election.  

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1. How often are municipal elections held?
2. Who makes the election rules?
3. Do I need to be a Canadian citizen to vote in a municipal election?
4. Do I need to show identification to vote?
5. I think I made a mistake on my ballot - what do I do?
6. What if I won't be in Black Diamond on election day?
7. When will election results be announced?