After receiving the results of the vote in each municipality, the returning officer, Bernard Roy, announces the victory of Mrs. Jane Toller to the warden’s position with a lead of 2,231 votes on outgoing warden, Raymond Durocher.
Of the 12,919 registered voters, more than 7,756 voted in this historic election, for a participation rate of approximately 58%. Voter turnout in the advance poll was around 27%. The official results of the Warden’s election will be posted on the MRC Pontiac’s website at www.mrcpontiac.qc.ca on November 7th.
OTHER 2017 MUNICIPAL ELECTION HIGHLIGHTS:
• 72% of mayors on MRC Pontiac Council have been re-elected;
• 37% of the MRC Pontiac Council of mayors are women;
• 37% of all mayoral and municipal council candidates were women;
• 56% of the 125 seats in the MRC Pontiac were contested;
• The average age of elected officials in the MRC de Pontiac is 55.
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