West Vancouver-Sea to Sky Judicial Recount Complete

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2020

VICTORIA – The judicial recount in the West Vancouver-Sea to Sky electoral district is complete. At the conclusion of the recount, voting results were as follows:

Candidate

Affiliation

Total valid votes

% of total valid votes

Keith Murdoch

BC NDP

6,197

25.16%

Jordan Sturdy

BC Liberal Party

9,249

37.54%

Jeremy Valeriote

BC Green Party

9,189

37.30%

Mr. Justice David A. Crerar of the Supreme Court of British Columbia has declared Jordan Sturdy elected.

The final count was automatically subject to a judicial recount because the difference between the top two candidates was less than 1/500 of the total ballots considered (41 votes out of 24,769 votes considered).

Under the Election Act, there is a two-day appeal period before the judge can issue a certificate of results to the District Electoral Officer for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky. The appeal period will expire on November 19, 2020.

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Contact:
Andrew Watson
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Andrew.Watson@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

Elections BC is the independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia under provincial legislation, including the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.