Just a quick update on election returns for the Hastings constituency of the HB Regional Council.
As you might have heard, the preliminary votes announced Saturday afternoon by HBRC were as follows:
Rex Graham – 8520
Rick Barker – 7648
Kevin Rose – 6973
Tom Belford – 6957 (a 17 vote shortfall for the math impaired)
Murray Douglas – 6446
Those results would give the three HBRC seats in the constituency to Graham, Barker, Rose.
However, it turns out that about 700 votes were submitted in person on Saturday morning, and these won’t be counted till Monday. Plus there are another 300 or so special ballots (e.g., people who lost original ballots) that are also yet to be counted. Official final results might not come until Wednesday.
So, it would appear that Kevin Rose and I ‘twist in the wind’ a while longer! The outcome is still wide open.
“It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.”