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.