Special council meeting to discuss possibility of Ward 6 recount

By  | October 30, 2014 | 6 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election

Cambridge Times

CAMBRIDGE – Mayor Doug Craig has called a special meeting of city council to consider whether a recount is needed to determine who represents Ward 6 for the coming term.

Official results from Monday’s (Oct. 27) municipal election put challenger Shannon Adshade two votes ahead of incumbent Gary Price.

Though Price has indicated little interest in contesting the result, council can order a recount.

The special meeting will be held this Friday at historic city hall, beginning at 10 a.m.

City clerk Michael Di Lullo, in his report to council, is recommending members undertake a recount because of the closeness of the vote and to “bring finality and to ensure that candidates and the community can have the utmost confidence in the equipment and process. Maintaining the integrity of the election is paramount. Ensuring that the vote counts are accurate makes up for the slight delay in the recount process.”




6 Responses to Special council meeting to discuss possibility of Ward 6 recount

  1. Debbie Duff Vitez October 30, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I thought the Clerk runs the election.. Clerk recommends a recount and Doug Craig has called a special meeting????.
    What is he afraid of?.. I would love to see a recount.. is this a closed door meeting or do we all have a say?

  2. lvann11@sympatico.ca'
    Paula Ross October 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    This has a bad odor. How can this not be a recount? Simple errors can happen, yet they need some credibility after the way they ran the 2010 election. I here that more people came out in 2010 but apparently were turned away or told to come back. They needed Price to win since I believe he runs the budget. This can’t be Gary Price responding. The response is far too polite. Are we ever going to see a well run election in Cambridge? ln the Village we had a good turn out of voters. Mr. Devine ran a positive campaign.

  3. lvann11@sympatico.ca'
    Randy C. October 31, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Gary Price makes this election count sound as though it was done fair. My memory tells me the last two were not good for us seniors. Maybe he wants a street named after him. I’m glad this man is gone. When needed we could not get through to him. A message went to City Hall. Good riddance Mr. Price.

  4. Debbie Duff Vitez October 31, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    City hall could not afford a recount.. like Pam Wolf said, it would put into question our trust of their VOTING system.. lol
    WHAT IF PRICE ONLY GOT 160 VOTES???.. how would they ever explain that away….

  5. fmhenry4@netzero.com'
    FrankHenry November 2, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Voter’s “FULL Voting Rights” require that the call for recount shall be
    requested by a voter. Also the cost for the recount should be covered
    by the election budget.

  6. lwhetham@live.ca'
    Christine Annes November 2, 2014 at 7:08 am

    wonder if Mr. Vann had run and was elected by two votes if Price would have been so gracious. I doubt it…

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