A technical glitch in some parts of the province will force six polling stations in five ridings in New Brunswick to stay open later on election day.
According to Elections New Brunswick, some polls will be open nine to 30 minutes later, depending on how long they were delayed opening Monday morning:
- Fredericton South — one polling station (10:30 a.m.)
- Caraquet — two polling stations (10:09 p.m. and 10:15 a.m.)
- Moncton South — one polling station (10:15 a.m.)
- Bathurst East-Nepisquit — one polling stations (10:12 a.m.)
- Carleton — one polling station (10:20 a.m.)
Paul Harpelle, spokesperson with Elections New Brunswick, said there were issues with laptops and "other technology."
"Keep in mind, there were 439 ordinary polling stations that opened today," he said in an email to CBC News.
The longest delay was in Fredericton South riding, where the polling station at Centre Communautaire St. Anne opened 30 minutes late.
"It was a little slower than I expected," said Green Party Leader David Coon after casting his vote at École Sainte-Anne.
"It got resolved fairly quickly but I'm afraid a few people left as a result, which is not a good thing."
CBC News has asked what other polling stations have been delayed and is waiting for a response.
Harpelle said there were also some issues with netbooks used for striking voters from the list as they voted.
"As a result a few polls will have to stay open a little past the 8 p.m. close of polls."
Earlier in the day, Harpelle said the final results of election probably won't be published by Elections New Brunswick until after midnight Monday night.
"There may be lengthy delays between the results reported from small polling stations and those reported from larger polling stations, where lineups may be present at the close of polls."
As of 2 p.m. on Monday, 65,000 people voted at regular polls. There were more than 133,300 who voted in the advance polls