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Highest voter turnout in RMWB history

Last Updated Oct 23, 2017 at 10:38 am MDT

PHOTO. Jubilee Centre. Sarah Anderson. REPORTER.

A total of 13,214 people voted in the 2017 election, the highest number of votes cast in a municipal election in Wood Buffalo history.

Voter turnout was approximately 22.4 per cent of the eligible population, a 2.4 per cent increase from the 2013 election.

The results from the 2017 municipal election were declared official as of noon on Friday, Oct. 20.

There are no changes to the unofficial results announced by the Municipality on Election Day.

“On behalf of my Council-elect colleagues, I would like to sincerely thank everyone who voted in this year’s election,” said Mayor-elect Don Scott. “We are humbled and honoured to serve this region, and we look forward to getting to work and taking action toward making Wood Buffalo an even better place to call home.”

The Mayor and Councillors will be sworn-in and will be holding their annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Shell Place.