Leblanc elected by lot in Pemberton recount 

Recount by judge declares vote a tie

click to enlarge alanleblanc_web.jpg

Pemberton councillor Alan Leblanc will be returning for a second term after all, following a judicial recount of the ballots on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

On election night, the count was tied and an onsite recount gave a one-seat lead to challenger Nike Vankerk.

Leblanc requested an official recount, which ended in another tie, forcing a judicial recount by a Provincial Court Judge.

After reviewing two spoiled ballots Judge Jane Auxier ruled that the election was in fact tied, leading to the matter being settled by a drawing of lots — one of the remedies for a tie permitted under the Local Government Act that is in use for Pemberton.

Leblanc will now take the fourth council seat for the Village of Pemberton.

Speaking of...

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Latest in Politics

More by Andrew Mitchell

© 1994-2016 Pique Publishing Inc., Glacier Community Media

- Website powered by Foundation