The votes may be in, but Canal Flats still doesn’t have a new mayor after a 158 to 158 tie.
The ballots have been recounted twice and still show a tie between candidates Mark Doherty and Doug McCutcheon.
Sylvie Hoobanoff, Canal Flats’ chief election officer, said it’s out of their hands now.
“Now it goes to the province, to the inspector of municipalities,” she said. “It will go to a judicial recount.”
If the result is the same, chance will decide Canal Flats’ new mayor.
“Because of our election bylaw, names will probably be put into a hat and the winner declared by pulling the name.”
Results are expected this week and must be done by 13 days after the election
In the meantime, Karl Sterzer remains mayor as the new council wasn’t set to be inaugurated until Nov. 7 anyways.
A total of 316 residents cast their vote, which was a turnout of 49 per cent.