07/10/2013 15:35 EDT | Updated 09/09/2013 05:12 EDT

Candidates await results as polls close in Westside-Kelowna

General voting day polls are closed in Westside-Kelowna, where eight candidates were vying for a seat in the B.C. legislature — including Premier Christy Clark.

Voting in the byelection ended at 8 p.m. PT, and Elections B.C. says the time it will take to count the votes ultimately depends on how many were cast.

Premier Christy Clark is hoping to win the riding after losing her seat in Vancouver-Point Grey in the general election in May. As the leader of the governing Liberal Party, Clark can hold the title of premier without a seat but she can’t enter the legislature.

Clark and her team will be awating the preliminary results at the Delta Grand Hotel, and the NDP team is awaiting results at a restaurant nearby.

If Clark does not win a seat, she may take another run at a byelection in another riding, or she may resign.