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Candidate narrow vote spread leads to recount (updated)

School board trustees Lindsay Liske and Kathleen Rosalius will represent nine municipalities on Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board
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3:30 update: 

After accounting for all nine municipalities the elected trustees to Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board will represent, Reginald Simon was not elected. Kathleen Rosilius is unofficially elected as a trustee to the Algoma District School with 504 votes. 

Lindsay Liske finished in the nine municipalities with 828 votes and Reginald Simon had 428.

Elliot Lake City Clerk Natalie Bray has confirmed that the recount of votes for Luc D. Morrissette and Bruce Ibbitson should be concluded by Friday.

Original story: 12:50 p.m.

The City of Elliot Lake will be recounting votes for Luc D. Morrissette and Bruce Ibbitson after the final count on Monday evening showed only a four-vote spread between the two.

Morrissette was unofficially named the winner with 1,098 votes, while Ibbitson received 1,094 votes which automatically resulted in the recount currently underway.

This means the results won't be official until the recount is done, says the city website.

The recount is for those two candidates only.

Helen Lefebvre finished with 1,084 votes, 14 votes behind Morrissette, and will not be included in the city's quantity-difference-triggered recount.

Also, Marie Murphy-Foran will be representing Elliot Lake as an Algoma District School Board trustee. Lindsay Liske is returning to the Huron-Superior Catholic School Board and will be joined by newly-elected Reginald Simon.



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