Vancouver election results made official

More than 57,000 ballots recounted due to paper jams caused by the longer than usual ballot

The votes have been verified and the Vancouver municipal election results are official.

On Wednesday Vancouver’s chief election officer declared the official results of the 2018 municipal election.

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The election verification process this year included recounting more than 57,156 ballots from 50 polling stations. The large number of candidates (158) resulted in a longer than usual ballot which caused paper jams in the vote counting machines at some locations.

“As a result of this significant review, there are minor vote changes from the preliminary results for many candidates, but the final results do not change the final election standing,” reads a City of Vancouver press release.

Once verified, the vote totals for all candidates went down by between 55 and 170 votes.

In the end, mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart got 49,705 votes and second place finisher Ken Sim of the NPA got 48,748 — a difference of 957 votes.

Here’s how the rest of the results shook down:

Council

Adriane Carr (Green) – 69,730 votes

Pete Fry (Green) – 61,806 votes

Melissa De Genova (NPA) – 53,251 votes

Jean Swanson (COPE) – 48,865 votes

Colleen Hardwick (NPA) – 47,747 votes

Michael Wiebe (Green) – 45,593 votes

Christine Boyle (OneCity) – 45,455 votes

Lisa Dominato (NPA) – 44,689 votes

Rebecca Bligh (NPA) – 44,053 votes

Sarah Kirby-Yung (NPA) – 43,581 votes

Park Board

Stuart Mackinnon (Green) – 73,549 votes

Dave Demers (Green) – 73,167 votes

Camil Dumont (Green) – 65,303 votes

John Coupar (NPA) – 49,768 votes

Tricia Barker (NPA) – 48,786 votes

Gwen Giesbrecht (COPE) – 48,404 votes

John Irwin (COPE) – 46,287 votes

School Board

Janet Fraser (Green) – 75,100 votes

Estrellita Gonzalez (Green) – 58,409 votes

Jennifer Reddy (OneCity) – 52,757 votes

Oliver Hanson (NPA) – 49,932 votes

Fraser Ballantyne (NPA) – 49,793 votes

Carmen Cho (NPA) – 49,541 votes

Lois Chan-Pedley (Green) – 48,409 votes

Barb Parrott (COPE) – 48,189 votes

Allan Wong (Vision) – 47,301 votes

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