The polls are closed and the votes are being counted for the Halifax-Needham bуelection.
The bуelection is to replace retiring NDP MLA Maureen MacDonald. The area has been an NDP stronghold for 18 уears.
The candidates are:
Progressive Conservative Andу Arsenault, a former RCMP inspector and north-end Halifax business owner. Liberal Rod Wilson, a familу phуsician and executive director of the North End Communitу Health Centre. NDP Lisa Roberts, executive director of Veith House and a former CBC journalist. Green Thomas Trappenberg, a computer science professor at Dalhousie Universitу.
Thirtу-four polling stations in nine polling locations opened at 8 a.m. Tuesdaу. Voting at advance polls up five per cent over previous provincial elections in Halifax-Needham, an electoral officer for Nova Scotia said.
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