2018 Election preliminary results now available

Summary

As general election day comes to a close, the City of Nanaimo is pleased to release the preliminary results of the 2018 Election.

With a total of 20,040 votes, Leonard Krog is the frontrunner to become our new Mayor. Preliminary results for the 8 seats on council are as follows:

Erin Hemmens (15,937 votes)

Sheryl Dawn Armstrong (15,817 votes)

Ben Geselbracht (15,136 votes)

Tyler Brown (14,935 votes)

Jim Turley (11,649 votes)

Don Bonner (9,674 votes)

Ian Thorpe (8,993 votes)

Zeni Maartman (8,558 votes)

The official results will be declared by Wednesday, October 24 when the count is finalized. For a complete look at the preliminary results, please visit the 2018 Election page on the City's website.

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Key Points

  • Voter turnout was 40.8 per cent of registered voters. In comparison, voter turnout for the 2014 election was 34.1 per cent of registered voters.
  • At the advance polls and on General Election Day, a combined total of 27,475 valid votes were cast at 12 different polling stations.

Quotes

"We are pleased to release the preliminary results for the 2018 election. The Inaugural meeting for the new Council will be Monday, November 5th at 7pm at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, and the public is invited to attend and hear the oaths of office for the new Council's four-year term."

City Clerk & Chief Election Officer
City of Nanaimo
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Contact:

Sheila Gurrie
City Clerk & Chief Election Officer
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4494

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