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Voters in Ontario cast their ballots today in an election that polls suggest is a neck-and-neck race between the Progressive Conservatives and the New Democrats.
Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne acknowledged last weekend she likely won’t be returning as premier in the face of polls that consistently show her party well behind the other two.
Tory Leader Doug Ford has run a populist campaign, promising to cut prices on gasoline, beer and electricity.
But his opponents accuse Ford of failing to be transparent by dodging calls to release a fully costed platform.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has consistently polled as the most popular of the three leaders.
She made a pitch to undecided voters yesterday, saying Ontarians face a “stark” choice between her plan to help families create better lives and Ford’s cost-cutting proposals.
At dissolution, there were 55 Liberals, 27 Progressive Conservatives, 18 New Democrats, three independents, and four vacant seats in the Ontario legislature.
Seventeen new ridings have been added for this election, bringing the number of seats to 124.
There are approximately 9.8 million registered voters, and Elections Ontario says nearly 769,000 voted in advance polls.
You can click here to see our Ontario Votes 2018 page, with riding information, candidate profiles and more.