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City hall referendum 'a cliffhanger'

September 19, 2016 2:03 A.M.
(Randy Millis)


The City of West Kelowna isn't saying much about a possible recount in a very close vote in the weekend's city hall referendum.

"All I can tell you is the official results will be available Wednesday," city spokeswoman Kirsten Jones said Monday.

Unofficial results showed the 'No' side won by only 27 votes, quashing the city's plan for a new municipal building.

Reached on the weekend, West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater called the vote "a cliffhanger," and he stressed the results are only "preliminary."

The spokesman for the 'No' side, meanwhile, isn't mincing words.

"They're doing a recount," said Ian Graham.

According to the B.C. Election Act, the District Electoral Officer can request a recount if the vote is close enough.

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