The candidates for the Boundary-Similkameen’s, excluding Arlyn Grieg, during a zoom forum hosted by the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. Clockwise from top-left, BC NDP candidate Roly Russell, BC LIberal Petra Veintimilla, and BC Conservative Darryl Seres. (File)

The candidates for the Boundary-Similkameen’s, excluding Arlyn Grieg, during a zoom forum hosted by the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce. Clockwise from top-left, BC NDP candidate Roly Russell, BC LIberal Petra Veintimilla, and BC Conservative Darryl Seres. (File)

Wexit BC candidate most efficient election spender in Boundary Similkameen

BC Liberal candidate Petra Veintimilla was the biggest spender in the district

In the 2020 provincial election, how did the spending on the election actually translate when it came to the votes?

Elections B.C. published the financial disclosures for the candidates in the October election on Feb. 3.

The winner of the election to MLA in the riding of Boundary Similkameen was B.C. NDP Roly Russell, who received 10,500 votes during the election, or 49.85 per cent of the total.

Russell spent a total of $28,370.82 on the election, with $8,932.02 of that specifically on advertising. In total, he received one vote for every $2.70 he spent, or one vote for every $0.85 spent on advertising.

The title of biggest spender in the riding went to B.C. Liberal candidate Petra Veintimilla, who spent a total of $55,356.90 over the election. Of those expenses, $28,553.42 was spent on advertising.

The final count of votes had Veintimilla receive 7,735 or 36.72 per cent of the vote. For every single vote she received she spent $3.69 on advertising, or one vote for every $7.16 spent in total.

Veintimilla took the candidacy on after the previous B.C. Liberal MLA Linda Larson retired.

READ MORE: Dan Ashton biggest spender in October election, but not most efficient

Darryl Seres, the B.C. Conservative Party candidate, received 2,354 votes, and spent $3,145.37, with $1,771.43 of that on advertising. For every vote he received, he spent $0.75 on advertising, and $1.34 in total.

The final candidate, officially on the ballot for the Wexit BC party, Arlyn Grieg finished with 474 votes and $647.44 in total spending. Of that spending, $322.56 was on advertising. That gave Grieg the best ratio for advertising spending, receiving one vote for every $0.68 she spent. In total, she received one vote for every $1.37 spent over the election.

In total, there were 21,063 votes cast in the October Provincial election, and $87,520.53. That equates to $4.16 spent for every vote cast.

Included in the total expenses for all candidates was their $250 candidacy deposit.

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