Virginia Waters byelection underway
Last-minute campaigning was on the agenda for the three candidates in the Virginia Waters byelection in St. John's, with polls now open.
Voters in the district will pick their next MHA, who will take the seat that Kathy Dunderdale resigned at the end of February.
Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
The three candidates — Liberal Cathy Bennett, Tory Dany Breen and New Democrat Sheilagh O'Leary — were busy Tuesday night, teeing up their final campaigning to get the jump on their competition.
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"We're sprinting to the finish, making sure that our get out and vote team is well ready and prepared to get those votes in the ballot box tomorrow," said Bennett, a prominent businesswoman and a former president of the St. John's Board of Trade.
Right on schedule
Breen, who represents the east end of St. John's as a ward councillor, said his camp was right on schedule Tuesday for final preparations.
"We're going to do a couple of events just to show our strength, and we have a family event planned out on the street so that will be an interesting evening," said Breen.
"We're preparing now for tomorrow and getting our vote out. We've identified our vote, now we have to execute the plan."
Former St. John's councillor O'Leary said the push was on for the last few hours of her campaign.
"I'm making as much contact as I can, certainly with the constituents in the area, gathering together making lots of plans," said O'Leary.
"This is the last push — this is it, just making sure that you have contact, get out there and ensure that you've got your support team in place."