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Polls close at 8 p.m. CT in Winnipeg's civic election

10/22/2014 06:39 EDT | Updated 12/22/2014 05:59 EST
Winnipeg will have its first new mayor in 10 years tonight, once polls in the city's election close at 8 p.m. CT.

CBC News will have live coverage of the election results starting at 8 p.m. on cbc.ca/manitoba, CBC Television and CBC Radio One (89.3 FM / 990 AM).

- ON MOBILE? Watch the livestream here starting at 8 p.m.

Seven people are vying to succeed Sam Katz, who has been mayor of the Manitoba capital since 2004 and is not seeking re-election.

The candidates for mayor are, in alphabetical order: Brian Bowman, Michel Fillion, Paula Havixbeck, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, David Sanders, Gord Steeves and Judy Wasylycia-Leis.

Winnipeggers have until 8 p.m. to vote for mayor, councillors and school trustees, if they haven't already.

- FULL COVERAGE: Winnipeg Votes 2014

- INTERACTIVE | Winnipeg voters on social media

- Council election results (from City of Winnipeg)

- School division election results (from City of Winnipeg)

Easier access to advance voting options and the number of new candidates have election officials predicting an overall voter turnout rate exceeding 50 per cent, which would be the highest turnout in Winnipeg since 2002.

Municipal and school board elections are also underway in Brandon and other communities across Manitoba. Results from those races can be found here:

- Municipal election results (from ManitobaVotes.ca)

- School division election results (from ManitobaVotes.ca)

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