It's Election Day Across Ontario
It's voting day in Ontario.
Voters cast ballots today in an election that polls suggest is a neck-and-neck battle between Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives and Andrea Horwath's New Democrats.
Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne conceded last weekend she wouldn't be returning as premier as her Liberals languished a distant third in the polls.
Seventeen new ridings have been added for this election, bringing the number of seats in the legislature to 124.
63 seats are required for a majority.
University of Windsor Political Science Associate Professor Cheryl Collier says this election is more interesting than many thought it would be and is hoping for a strong voter turn out.
"The only thing that may get in the way from that potential higher turn out this time around is there seems to be a for gone conclusion that there's going to be change and maybe some people might feel like they can sit at home," says Collier. "So it will be interesting to see really what the turnout ends up being."
She will be co-hosting AM800's election night broadcast along side Paul McDonald and believes it will be an interesting night.
"I think most of us basically just thought this was going to be a cake walk election for the Progressive Conservatives but it's certainly not turning out to be that," says Collier. "They could still win but it's going to be a lot more interesting to watch what happens as the polls come in."
The polls open at 9am and close at 9pm.
AM800's election night broadcast begins at 8pm.
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