Voters heading to the polls for 2019 N.L. election

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People across Newfoundland and Labrador head to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the provincial election.

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The public will decide whether to give Dwight Ball’s Liberal government a second term. Those looking to unseat Ball include the Progressive Conservatives under leader Ches Crosbie, who entered provincial politics just over a year ago.

New Democrat Alison Coffin, who won her party’s leadership uncontested in March, and NL Alliance Leader Graydon Pelley, who formed his party just a month before the election was called, are also on the ballot for their first elections.

There are a number of districts where the races will be interesting to watch, including two popular independents — and former Liberals — running as incumbents.

Back in the November 2015 election, the total number of votes cast was 200,834 with a voter turnout of 55.3 per cent.

Elections Newfoundland and Labrador will open polling stations at 8 a.m. NT, giving people 12 hours to mark their ballots.

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador will have live coverage on all platforms tonight.

Here & Now starts at 6 p.m. NT on TV, on CBCNews.ca and YouTube, and will continue into the evening with extended, live election coverage. The election special will also be on radio.

Online streaming on Facebook will start at 7 p.m. NT.

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