Ramara council votes in favour of mayoral recount

A razor-thin mayoral race in Ramara Township will be scrutinized during recount.

Township council voted in favour of the measure earlier this week, following incumbent Mayor Basil Clarke’s 14-vote victory over ward councillor Marg Sharpe in the Oct. 22 municipal election.

The municipality made the move to telephone and internet voting in 2018, meaning there are no paper ballots to be recounted.

Clarke collected 2,126 votes to Sharpe’s 2,112 when the ballots were electronically tallied on election night. A total of 43 ballots received by the Township did not vote for the mayor’s position, while 18 were counted as spoiled.

No date for the recount has been set but it must be completed by Nov. 26.

 

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