Posted by auroracitizen on November 16, 2010
For those waiting with bated breath, the results are in and Paul Pirri was “announced” as the eighth Councillor elect. The previous 7 were unchanged as well.
Of interest — the separation between Perri and Granger increased by 6 votes, and Councillor Wilson came within 2 votes of knocking off Granger for 9th place
There were also no disputed votes.
So what does this mean?
We understand there is a 15 day period where candidates have the opportunity to challenge any disputed votes. However since there were none, the waiting period is a moot point — but the Clerk cannot “declare” the winner until that time has elapsed. In any case it would require a judicial review and would be outside the power of Council to affect this matter any further.
The only other potential wrinkle would be for someone to challenge the entire electoral vote — but again this would require a judicial review.
So it would appear the election results are effectively final.
Congratulations to Paul and all elected Councillors.