Notice of Close Vote Procedure

Purpose

This procedure defines a process to identify a close vote pertaining to municipal election results for any office on Municipal Council to enable Council to determine whether or not a recount shall be conducted.

Scope

This procedure applies to a close vote between the first and second place candidates for any office on the Municipal Council.

Procedure

At the final meeting of the outgoing Council after the municipal election, the Clerk shall provide notice of any close vote with respect to any office on the Municipal Council in order that Council may determine if a recount shall be conducted. Should Council authorize a recount by resolution, such recount shall be conducted in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act.

Definition

Close Vote: means the difference of one tenth of one percent (.001) of the total votes cast, for the office in question, between the first and second place candidates for an office on Municipal Council.

Responsibilities

The Town Clerk is responsible to provide notice of any close vote in accordance with this procedure.

Procedure details

Procedure Number: G-ELE-001-002
Parent Policy: G-ELE-001
Section: Governance
Sub-Section: Elections
Author: Clerk's Department
Authority: Council
Effective Date: 2005 Dec 19
Review by Date: 2022
Last Modified: 2017 Sep 25

References

Municipal Elections Act