Preliminary results released, declaration of official results to follow on November 1
The preliminary results for the Resort Municipality of the Whistler (RMOW) 2017 By-Election have been released.
A total of 1,434 Whistler voters cast their ballots to select one Council member out a total of seven candidates to hold a seat until the next General Local Government Election in 2018.
Based on the preliminary election results, the following candidate has been elected to serve the remainder of the 2014–2018 Council term:
Official results will be declared by the Chief Election Officer, Laurie-Anne Schimek, on November 1. The new Councillor will be sworn in before the annual Council planning retreat in mid-November.
A total of 1,434 cast ballots at the Whistler 2017 By-Election.
A total of 385 residents cast ballots in the Advance Polls: 158 ballots were cast at the October 18 Advanced Poll and a further 227 ballots were cast at the October 21 Advanced Poll.
In addition to the Advance Polls, 32 mail ballots were received before the deadline.
In the 2014 General Local Government Election, 2,303 people voted; this represented around 27.3 per cent of eligible voters. In 2014, voter turnout for Advance Polls included 168 people voting in the first Advance Poll and 211 people voting in the second Advance Poll.
The Whistler 2017 By-Election was called following the tragic passing of Councillor Andrée Janyk in June. The next Local Government General Election will be held in October 2018.
For more information about the Whistler 2017 By-Election and local government resources, visit whistler.ca/election.