Incumbent mayor calls for recount in Peachland | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Partly Cloudy

Kelowna News

Incumbent mayor calls for recount in Peachland

Image Credit: iStock
October 22, 2018 - 2:12 PM

PEACHLAND - Peachland mayor Cindy Fortin says she will ask for a recount but has to wait until Wednesday to make that request official

Fortin lost by one vote (804-803) to Harry Gough in Saturday’s, Oct. 20, municipal election.

“I did ask for a re-count and the double-checking of addresses, because one vote could make a difference,” she wrote on her Facebook page on Sunday. “I don't know if I will get it, but felt that I had to ask for one since it was so close. So, I will wait to concede or not, based on what the outcome of that is.”

B.C.’s Local Government Act allows for judicial recounts but only after the official results are announced. That deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. Fortin will have until Monday, Oct. 29 to request the review which must be complete by Friday, Nov. 2.

If the vote turns out to be tied, the winner will be decided by a draw of names from a hat (or box).

To contact a reporter for this story, email Rob Munro or call 250-808-0143 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2018

  • Popular kamloops News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile