Crystal Schick/Yukon News Whitehorse mayor Dan Curtis and his wife Mona watch results of the 2018 municipal election roll at city hall on Oct. 18, 2018.

Dan Curtis wins third terms as mayor of Whitehorse

This page will be updated when results of municipal elections across the territory come in

Yukoners in six municipalities went to the polls today to elect their municipal governments. Yukon News staff will be updating this page as the results come in.

As of 10:30 p.m.: In Haines Junction, current councillor Thomas Eckervogt was acclaimed as mayor. The four council seats went to Susan Smith with 166 votes, Courtney Quinn with 158, Kari Johnston with 137, and Mark Nassiopoulos with 132. Elodie Dulac received 110 votes and John Farynowski received 86.

10:10 p.m.: With all of the polling stations reporting, Dan Curtis has been named mayor of Whitehorse for a third term. The unofficial results have Curtis winning the night with 2,933 votes. He beat Rick Karp who came away with 1,908 votes.

Colin Laforme received 1,511 votes for mayor followed by Wilf Carter with 163 and Kelly Suits with 148

Whitehorse city council will be made up of Jan Stick who earned 3,946 votes, Steve Roddick with 3,115, Laura Cabott with 2,752, Samson Hartland got 2,548, Jocelyn Curteanu with 2,460 and Dan Boyd with 2,378

10 p.m.: There has been a tie for mayor in Faro. Both Jack Bowers and Leonard Faber received 86 votes. Faber’s name was drawn out of the hat, and thus, he unseats Bowers as mayor.

9:55 p.m.: In Whitehorse there has been a glitch with the tabulator at the Riverdale polling station so all 800 votes are being counted manually. Should be another 20 to 30 minutes.

9:50 p.m.: Lee Bodie has been voted in as mayor of Carmacks for a third time. For council, in order of the number of votes: George Skookum received 100 votes; Helena Belanger, 87; Tara Wheeler, 84; Lorraine Graham, 63.

9:45 p.m.: The results for Watson Lake are in. Cheryl O’Brien unseated Justin Brown as mayor. Chris Irvin, Lauren Hanchar, Erin Labonte and Thomas Slager beat out seven other candidates to claim the four councillor spots

9 p.m.: The results of Teslin’s municipal election are in. Outgoing councillor Gord Curran was elected as mayor, while outgoing mayor Clara Jules landed one of four available councillor seats. The other three councillors are incumbents Denise Johnston and Trevor Sallis, joined by Juanita Kremer. One hundred and thirty-seven votes were cast in total.

8:55 p.m.: With all but one polling station reporting, Dan Curtis continues to lead with 2,416 votes to Rick Karp’s 1,584. The top six council candidates have not changed. The results from the advanced polls also need to be counted.

8:39 p.m.: Results from the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre polling station are in. The top candidates have not changed.

8:35 p.m: Results from Yukon College as well as the Whitehorse north and south polling station are now in. Curtis continues to lead with 1,197 votes. That’s more than Rick Karp who current has 865. The top six councillor candidates have remained the same.

8:30 p.m.: The first batch of ballots have been counted. Results from the special ballots, Whitehorse City Hall and Whistle Bend polling stations have Dan Curtis in the lead for mayor with 698 votes. The top six Whitehorse council candidates are Jan Stick, Steve Roddick, Laura Cabott, Jocelyn Curteanu, Samson Hartland and Dan Boyd.

8 p.m.: Polls are now closed in Whitehorse, Carmacks, Haines Junction, Faro, Watson Lake and Teslin.

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