Official election results released

Brian Wooff, chief election officer for the 2014 City of Cranbrook , presented the official numbers to the small crowd Wednesday.

  • Nov. 20, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The official voting results are in.

Brian Wooff, chief election officer for the 2014 City of Cranbrook General Local Election, presented the official numbers to the small crowd, which included Councillor Elect Wesly Graham.

There were 5,789 ballots produced and only one that wasn’t able to make it through the machine to be counted.

“5,788 went through the machine because one was rejected,” he said. “Someone made a little mark over it on the side.”

The ballot had a mark in the timing strip, which is what the automated voting machine looks at to make sure it is a legitimate ballot.

Wooff said they had a signature for every ballot.

“So our counts matched up absolutely perfectly,” he said.

There were 14,671 voters on the list, 5,788 which voted, which puts the voter turnout at 39.5 per cent. Out of the electors who voted, 344 were newly registered.

Maryse Laroux, Legislative and Policy Advisor for the city, said that the other day Coun. Gerry Warner noted the election numbers seem to be down from what they were years ago.

“The reason for that is prior to the 2011 election, we were not using the provincial voters list,” Laroux explained. “Our list was way smaller than it is now.”

Some of the voters had much longer lines to wait in, and Wooff said that will be remedied at least some way in the future as voter lists are compiled more accurately.

Other results from around the East Kootenay (preliminary) are as follows:

Kimberley has a new mayor — Don McCormick. On Kimberley City Council will be Sandra Roberts, Kent Goodwin, Darryl Oakley, Albert Hoglund, Nigel Kitto and  Bev Middlebrook.

In Invermere, joining acclaimed mayor Gerry Taft on Council will be Justin Atterbury, Greg Anderson  All Miller, and Paul Denchuk.

Winning reelection in Canal Flats was Ute Juras, who received 200 voted to Dean Midyette’s 83.

Councillors in Canal Flats will be Erin Gornik, Paul Mercil, Marie Delorme, and Karl Sterzer (181).

In Fernie, Mayor Mary Giuliano ran acclaimed. The newly elected Fernie council stands as Jon Levesque, Dan McSkimming, Ange Qualizza, Dennis Schafer, Joe Warshawsky and Phil Iddon

In Elkford, Mayor Dean McKerracher was re-elected in a landslide over David Jones. For Elkford Council are Steve Fairbairn, Mandy McGregor, Joe Zarowny, Craig Robinson and Denise Bertrand

In Sparwood, Cal McDougall was elected mayor. Jenna Jensen, John Baher, Joe Jarina, Brad Bowen Margaret McKie and Lois Halko are on Sparwood Council.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The third photograph of Robert Johnson

An old photograph comes to light — a reminder that mythology is real and the past is still alive

East Kootenay snow packs still moderately high

EK snow packs at 114 per cent of normal

City launches guide to help simplify development processes

A new guide that provides information and background on development applications and… Continue reading

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Car stolen from Cranbrook airport

Cranbrook RCMP are investigating a report of a stolen vehicle. The 2020… Continue reading

LIVE: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’ due to provincial policing role

Provinces, territories and municipalities pay anywhere from 70 to 90 per cent of the cost of the RCMP’s services

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

B.C. formally apologized in the legislature chamber in 2008 for its role in the Komagata Maru tragedy

Snowbirds to remain at Kamloops Airport indefinitely after fatal crash

small contingent of the Snowbirds team is staying in Kamloops, acting as stewards of the jets

Most Read