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Official Election 2020 Results
- Published: Saturday, 17 October 2020 20:15
Municipal Elections 2020 Results
The Municipality of the District of Shelburne held municipal elections for seven districts on October 17, 2020. Two races were open, and five candidates were acclaimed.
In District 1, Doris Townsend re-offered and was acclaimed. In District 2, Penny Smith re-offered and was acclaimed.
In District 3, Sherry Thorburn-Irvine was acclaimed as a new Councillor.
In District 4, Peter Seigel ran against incumbent Terry McIntyre. Terry McIntyre was elected with 70 percent of the voters checking his name on the ballot. A total of 196 votes were cast in District 4; 137 for Terry McIntyre and 59 for Peter Seigel.
In District 5, Heidi Wagner was acclaimed as a new Councillor. In District 6, Ron Coole was acclaimed as a new Councillor.
In District 7, Timothy Gillespie and Dale Richardson both ran for the seat as prospective new Councillors. Dale Richardson was elected with 83 percent of the votes in his favor. A total of 257 votes were cast in District 7; 214 for Dale Richardson and 42 for Timothy Gillespie, one spoiled ballot was recorded.
This election was the first fully electronic election held by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne, offering voting by telephone and internet. The Municipality saw a voter participation rate of 36.8 percent in District 4 and 54.4 percent in District 7. All candidates and voters are thanked for their involvement in this year’s election.
The 52nd Council of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne will be officially sworn in at its first Council meeting on Monday, November 9, 2020.