After a little more than five weeks of campaigning, it’s all come down to this: A few last hours to get out the vote and then sit back, celebrate all the hard work and watch the results as they trickle in. Here’s how each of the local Kingston & The Islands candidates will be spending their day and where they will be watching the results with supporters as they come in:
Barrington Walker (NDP) is spending his morning visiting headquarters for his campaign throughout the city. After lunch, he and his team will continue door knocking and polling the votes, focusing in the city’s north end. Later, he will spend some time door knocking in other areas of the city. Some time between 8 and 9 p.m., he will arrive at the main campaign office, and then head over to the Loyal Oarsman for a victory party with the campaign team and supporters.
Ruslan Yakoviychuk (Conservative Party) is also spending the majority of the day doing last-minute canvassing throughout the city, after which he and supporters will be watching the results come in at Our Lady of Fatima church on Division Street.
Candice Christmas (Green Party) will cast her ballot with her daughter today, and at around 3:30 p.m. she will be at the Wolfe Island ferry dock greeting people and handing out bookmarks. At around 8 p.m., the campaign team and supporters will attend a ‘Green Wave Celebration’ at The Merchant Tap House until the polls are all in.
Mark Gerretsen (Liberal Party, incumbent) will continue to “walk the beat” all day, including a trip to Wolfe Island this morning. He is also spending some of the day delivering lunch and Coffee Way treats to various “home centres” throughout the city where campaign volunteers are working. Gerretsen will have his victory party at Cloverleaf Bowling. He expects to be there at around 9 p.m. following his travels throughout the city.
Andy Brooke (People’s Party of Canada) is canvassing today, though campaign team did not elaborate much more on his itinerary. Brooke is planning his victory party, starting between 9 and 9:30 p.m., at the Kingston Brew Pub (KBC).
Kingstonist will monitor the polls throughout the evening here.