Counting our Ward 9 blessings

Update and stay tuned.

I think we might end up in the Guinness World Records book after winning Ward 9 by a single vote.

Today at 1 p.m., a special council meeting is scheduled to approve a recount of the election vote. That will be followed by the recount at Kitchener City Hall next Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Believe it or not, in the event of a tied vote, both names go into a hat. The city clerk then picks one of the ballots and that’s your next Ward 9 councillor for four years.

No doubt lawyers and the Supreme Court will  be involved in selecting what kind of hat.

If nothing else is achieved by such a bizarre conclusion to a close race, I hope the one-vote result will be used in future years to show people how vital it is to get out and vote in all elections. One vote really can make a major difference.

While this nail-nibbling process unfolds, I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the people who so generously supported me through the campaign and on election night. No matter what happens at the recount we — my wife and fantastic campaign manager, Sue Coulter — and I  have enjoyed some wonderful experiences and made new friendships that are certain to last a lifetime.

Win or lose, those experiences and friendships are, to us,  the most important and most valuable aspects of the campaign.

A million — no, a million and one — thanks.

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2 Responses to Counting our Ward 9 blessings

  1. Jeope says:

    I heard the hat chosen would be a fascinator.

  2. Kate Lavender says:

    Congratulations on your “third” win today, Frank! I followed Melinda Dalton’s Twitter feed this afternoon to keep up on the recount – I was on tenderhooks for a while there (mostly because I didn’t really understand what an over-vote was)!!

    So glad to hear you came out on top, again. 🙂

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