Results reporting for Election Night September 14
Elections New Brunswick has outlined the reporting process that will provide results of the provincial general election on Monday.
A release states the same reporting process will be used this year as was used in the 2018 provincial election, with the priority being the accuracy of the results reporting process.
This is particularly important with the high usage of mail-in ballots in this election due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The electoral body says final results will likely not be published until after midnight, with results from machines used in advanced voting likely to be among the first results released.
Results from the tabulation machines located at polling stations will only be uploaded once all electors, including any still waiting in line, have been processed.
Some of the last results of the evening will be from tabulation machines at the 50 returning offices across New Brunswick, as mail in ballots and out-of-office special ballots collected that day must be processed first.
Elections New Brunswick says an electoral district's results cannot be declared final until all advanced and ordinary tabulation machines have reported and all 50 returning office tabulation machines have transmitted their respective results.