ELECTION: Blaine Calkins and Conservative take early lead in Red Deer-Lacombe

ELECTION: Blaine Calkins and Conservative take early lead in Red Deer-Lacombe

Ballots are being counted for the riding

The polls have closed across Alberta, and the polls have just closed in British Columbia as well.

The nation is waiting to see who will lead the next government and whether or not it will be a minority government.

In the Red Deer-Lacombe riding the polls closed at 7:30 p.m., and the first results are coming in.

As of publishing no polls six out of 255 polls are reporting results.

Currently Tory Blaine Calkins has the lead for the riding. With the five polls reporting Calkins has 440 votes.

There are 93,050 elibible voters in the riding, according to Elections Canada.

The Red Deer Lacombe riding has five candidate; Blaine Calkins, CPC; Laura-Lynn Thompson, PPC; Lauren Pezzella, NDP; Tiffany Rose, LPC and Sarah Palmer, GPC.

Federally a Liberal government is being predicted, with the party having a lead with 138 seats. For the majority, the Liberals need 170 seats.