2013 Edson Municipal Election Judicial Review Results

Edson, Alberta, November 22nd, 2013 – Following the October 21st Municipal Election and official recount, a judicial recount was requested. Today a Judge performed an official review of the spoiled and rejected ballots from that election. Judges have the power to overrule the Returning Officer based on their interpretation of the Local Authorities Election Act and the perceived voter’s intent. The results of the judicial review are as follows.

Following the judicial ruling on the spoiled and rejected ballots it was determined there was a tie between Jim Gomuwka and Troy Sorensen. A draw was held for the final Council seat as per the Local Authorities Election Act, this time with Jim Gomuwka and Troy Sorensen in the running. Jim Gomuwka’s name was drawn and therefore is declared elected and John Walker is removed from Council.

More details will be provided next week as the final numbers are released.