Chilliwack, BC – At the completion of the judicial recount today, the election results for Electoral Area C was determined to be a tie between Wendy Bales and Annie Silver with 136 votes each.
Under the Local Government Act, a tie may be broken by drawing by lot or by runoff election. A local government’s election bylaw must specify that drawing by lot will be used as the method for breaking a tie between candidates. Otherwise, a runoff election must be held to break the tie.
The FVRD’s Election Procedures Bylaw No. 1442,2018 Section C (5) states that in the event of a tie vote after a judicial recount, the results will be determined by lot rather than by a runoff election.
Justice Hamilton drew a name and officially declared Wendy Bales as Director for Electoral Area C. The first meeting of the new FVRD board will be held on November 27.