The official declaration of election results has been made by the Chief Election Officer for Bowen Island Municipality (see below). Gary Ander is declared elected to the office of Mayor.
Under the Local Government Act s. 148 (5), the Chief Election Officer must make an application for a judicial recount if, at the end of the determination of election results, a candidate cannot be declared elected because there is an equality of votes for two or more candidates (a tie).
As there was no tie between the number of valid votes cast for the two Mayoral candidates, a judicial recount will not be initiated by the Chief Election Officer.
The Inaugural Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1, 7:00 pm at Cates Hill Chapel, where all elected candidates will take their oaths of office for the 2018 - 2022 Council term. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.