Elections Canada

Elections Canada

May 04, 2011 16:10 ET

Judicial Recount to Be Held in the Electoral District of Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Riviere du Loup

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced today that there will be a judicial recount of the votes in Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière du Loup (Québec). Under the Canada Elections Act, a judicial recount is automatically required when the difference in votes between the first- and second-place candidates is less than one one-thousandth of the total votes cast in a riding.

Following validation of the results in the electoral district of Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière du Loup (Québec), the difference between the two leading candidates was 5 votes, which is less than one one-thousandth of the 48,225 votes cast in the electoral district.

The recount will be conducted by a judge of the Quebec Superior Court. The results of the recount will be published on the Elections Canada Web site after the recount is completed.

More information on the judicial recount process is available at www.elections.ca.

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