Recount confirms Whitehorse election results

All the candidates that won a seat on Whitehorse city council last week will be sworn in next Monday. With the unofficial results putting Mike Gladish and Roslyn Woodcock only two votes apart, the city was obliged to do a recount.

All the candidates that won a seat on Whitehorse city council last week will be sworn in next Monday.

With the unofficial results putting Mike Gladish and Roslyn Woodcock only two votes apart, the city was obliged to do a recount.

“As a result of the recount, it was shown that the difference between the sixth and seventh place candidates was three votes,” said Norma Felker, the returning officer.

There was no change in the number of votes for Mayor-elect Dan Curtis. His count remained steady at 2,375 votes.

After the recount John Streicker was down 12 votes with an official count of 2,951; Betty Irwin was down seven with 2,530 votes; Kirk Cameron gained seven votes for an official count of 2,356;

Jocelyn Curteanu lost eight votes finishing with 2,129; Dave Stockdale lost 10 with 1,640 votes; and Mike Gladish stayed firm at 1,534 votes, placing ahead of Woodcock by three votes.

The overall voter turn out was 43 per cent, up by more than six per cent from the last general election in 2009.