Press release from MonDAY.
Tonight, City Council unanimously endorsed a recount of all Ward 3 ballots to confirm the accuracy and integrity of the election process and bring finality to the election for all parties.
Following the release of the official election results on October 28, Guelph’s City Clerk, Stephen O’Brien, advised that staff would recommend a recount of all Ward 3 ballots. Currently Phil Allt and Councillor June Hofland hold the Ward 3 Councillor seats. Craig Chamberlain is third after receiving five fewer votes than Hofland.
The Council-directed recount will be conducted tomorrow morning using the same ballots and vote tabulators as the original count on October 27. Ward 3 ballots that were cast online will be included in the count.
The City expects to release official results tomorrow after the City Clerk has reviewed and certified them. Results will be posted on guelph.ca/vote and the City’s social media channels.
Councillor Hofland declared a conflict of interest prior to Council voting to endorse the recount. (Councillors Burcher and Van Hellemond were not present at tonight’s Council meeting).