Results of the 2018 Municipal Election are now final in the City of Merritt.
Despite one ballot being unaccounted for, Chief Elections Officer Sean Smith says the results of the vote were finalized this morning.
"As to which one it is, we don’t know because the ballots are not numbered or marked. That being said, we are moving forward with declaring the results official. All of the other ballots are accounted for, and it appears both machines were working as designed throughout the different voting opportunities."
Smith says despite only four votes separating Melvina White, who was elected to Council, and Elijah Mack who was not, there was no need for a recount with the results being compiled mechanically. .
The new Mayor and Council will be officially sworn in on Nov 5th at a ceremony being held in Council Chambers.