Judicial Recount in Edmonton Mill Woods

Elections Canada announced yesterday that there will be a judicial recount in the electoral district of Edmonton Mill Woods.

Liberal candidate Amarjeet Sohi was elected in Edmonton Mill Woods with 20,398 votes (41.2%), 79 votes more than Conservative party candidate Tim Uppal.

Pursuant to section 301 of the Election Acts (Canada), an elector may request a recount if there is credible evidence that (a) a deputy returning officer has incorrectly counted or rejected any ballots, or has written an incorrect number on the statement of the vote for the votes cast for a candidate; or (b) the returning officer has incorrectly added up the results set out in the statements of the vote.

The recount will begin on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

If you are interested in learning all about the federal judicial recount process, Elections Canada has produced a detailed and lengthy Judicial Recount Manual which is available on its website.

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