Colin Basran hugs his wife Leanne after being elected for a second term as mayor of Kelowna on Oct. 20, 2018. Basran supporters gathered at The Curious Cafe on Ellis Street in Kelowna, B.C. (Marissa Tiel/ Kelowna Capital News)

LIVE BLOG: Kelowna re-elects Colin Basran for mayor

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

“This feels so good.”

That’s how re-elected mayor Colin Basran described a hard-fought election win, he attributed to his campaign team and supporters.

“Many times when I have been really low, they pick me up and they say, ‘get out there. You are the only candidate with experience who knows what they are talking about,’” Basran said to the crowd at the Curious Cafe on Ellis Street, shortly after 9:45 p.m., when it became clear that he was next mayor of Kelowna.

“And I am so proud to have them by my side each and every time and they would go to the wall for me and I am blessed with the best campaign team, absolutely, in the business.”

Basran said that he thought that other candidates ran amazing campaigns and, one way or another, did the best they could to get issues heard, noting “the things she shared will make this city better.”

“That being said, I am so excited to work with this new council. I am so excited all the incumbents got in because we we get along so well because we did amazing things together,” he said.

Basran was greeted with a chant of “Colin, Colin, Colin” and high-fived by the supporters who lined the building for him

Basran has earned 16,904 of a potential 29,904 votes.

Council will be comprised of Maxine DeHart, Gail Given, Luke Stack, Mohini Singh, Brad Sieben, Charlie Hodge, Ryan Donn and Loyal Wooldridge.

9:33 p.m.

Incumbent mayor Colin Basran is well in the lead with 18/21 polling stations accounted for.

Basran has earned 16,858 of a potential 29,822 votes.

Council candidates currently in the lead are Maxine DeHart, Gail Given, Luke Stack, Mohini Singh, Brad Sieben, Charlie Hodge, Ryan Donn and Loyal Wooldridge.

9:15 p.m.

Colin Basran is keeping the lead for mayor with 12 of 21 polls accounted for. As of yet he has 12,136 of 21,5050 votes.

Council candidates currently in the lead are Maxine DeHart, Gail Given, Luke Stack, Mohini Singh, Brad Sieben, Charlie Hodge, Ryan Donn and Loyal Wooldridge.

9: 05 p.m.

The counting system for the Kelowna election is crashing, so the count has been going more slowly than anticipated.

At this point 9/21 polls have been accounted for and Colin Basran has the lead with 8,672 votes of 15,401 counted.

Council candidates currently in the lead are Maxine DeHart, Gail Given, Luke Stack, Mohini Singh, Brad Sieben, Charlie Hodge, Ryan Donn and Loyal Woodridge.

8:38 p.m.

Three of 21 polling stations have been counted, and Colin Basran is still in the lead for mayor with7,914 votes counted.

In the lead for council are Maxine DeHart, Gail Given, Luke Stack, Mohini Singh, Brad Sieben, Charlie Hodge, Ryan Donn and Loyal Woodridge.

8: 15 p.m.

Election results are starting to roll in with two of 21 polling stations reporting.

Colin Basran has 4,444 votes of 7,483 counted so far.

ORIGINAL 5 a.m. Oct. 20

Voters across British Columbia head to the polls on Saturday to choose a mayor, council and other leaders in local government.

Polls are open in Kelowna at the following locations until 8 p.m. PT (except at Orchard Park Shopping Centre where the poll will close at 6 p.m.):

• City Hall, 1435 Water Street

• Capital News Centre, 4105 Gordon Drive

• Dr. Knox Middle School, 121 Drysdale Boulevard

• East Kelowna Hall, 2704 East Kelowna Road

• Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive

• Hollywood Education Centre, 1040 Hollywood Road

• Okanagan Mission Hall, 4409 Lakeshore Road

• Orchard Park Mall, 2271 Harvey Avenue

• Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way

• Rutland Senior Secondary, 705 Rutland Road N

• Springvalley Middle School , 350 Ziprick Road

• Watson Road Elementary, 475 Yates Road

Who is running for mayor?

· Basran, Colin (incumbent)

· Dyas, Tom

· Kennedy, Bobby

· Schewe, Bob

Who is running for councillor?

· Bell, Lindsay

· Bond, Kevin

· Boyer, Mark

· Carson, Wayne

· Dahms, Greg

· DeHart, Maxine (i)

· Donn, Ryan (i)

· Given, Gail (i)

· Hodge, Charlie (i)

· Hostland, Craig

· James, Graeme

· Lalli, Amarjit Singh

· Lovegrove, Gordon

· Piattelli, Jeff

· Rajabally, Mo

· Sargent, Dustin

· Sieben, Brad (i)

· Singh, Mohini (i)

· Stack, Luke (i)

· Van Meeteren, Stef

· Wooldridge, Loyal

Who is running for board of education?

· Bowman, Norah

· Cacchioni, Rolli (i)

· Frank, Chelsea

· Fraser, Joel

· Fraser, Julia (i)

· Giesbrecht, Terry

· Kyle, Stuart

· Nierfeld, Joachim

· Pagliocchini, Peter

· Tiede, Lee-Ann (i)

For all of our stories on the municipal election, click here.

To vote in the election as a resident elector, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Have not voted before in this election; and

• Be a Canadian citizen; and

• Be 18 years of age or older

• Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least the last six months

• Have been a resident of the municipality for at least the last 30 days

• Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and am not otherwise disqualified by law

To vote in the election as a non-resident elector you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Have not voted before in this election; and

• Be a Canadian citizen; and

• Be 18 years of age or older

• Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least the last 6 months

• Have been a registered owner of real property in Kelowna for at least the last 30 days

• Not hold the property in trust for a corporation or any other trust

• Not be entitled to register as a resident elector in Kelowna; and

• Not be registered as a non-resident (property) elector in relation to any other parcel of real property in the municipality

• If applicable, have received the written consent of the majority of individuals registered as owners of the real property to be registered as the non-resident (property) elector for the property

• Not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and am not otherwise disqualified by law

For more information about voting in the 2018 civic election in Kelowna, go to kelowna.ca/election.

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Colin Basran kisses his wife Leanne after he was elected for a second term as mayor of Kelowna on Oct. 20, 2018. Basran supporters gathered at The Curious Cafe on Ellis Street in Kelowna, B.C. (Marissa Tiel/ Kelowna Capital News)

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