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N.S. leaders push for votes in final hours of campaign

10/07/2013 11:10 EDT | Updated 12/07/2013 05:12 EST
Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil is calling it a race to the finish as he spends the last day of Nova Scotia’s election campaign calling for people to get out and vote.

McNeil is targeting the Halifax area, which has been a stronghold for the NDP in recent years.

Elections Nova Scotia said as of Saturday night, 100,477 Nova Scotians had voted in continuous and advance polls.

Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie is set to cover the most ground Monday. With just hours to go, Baillie kicked off the day in Halifax’s Clayton Park before hitting the road to Truro, with plans to finish the afternoon in Antigonish.

Baillie has asked voters to take a closer look at what his party has to offer. He calls the Progressive Conservatives a strong option.

Meanwhile, NDP Leader Darrell Dexter is taking his campaign in a different direction, with stops scheduled in Liverpool, Lunenburg and Chester Basin, before moving on to the Halifax area.

Dexter appealed to undecided voters to give the New Democrats a second-term. He said their record proves the NDP have made progress and are the best leaders for the province.

When the election was called, the NDP had 31 seats, the Liberals had 12, and the Progressive Conservatives filled seven. Two seats were vacant.

The polls open Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. They'll close at 8 p.m. 

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