After a recount determined there was a tie for mayor in Peachland, a provincial court judge has decided there needs to be a judicial recount on Monday to verify that tie.
This comes as incumbent Mayor Cindy Fortin and challenger Harry Gough are tied with 804 votes each.
Gough was initially declared the winner by just one vote over Fortin but an election official had reported that one ballot was not properly fed when a voting machine jammed.
Peachland’s district chief election officer Polly Palmer says the winner must be determined by a provincial court judge drawing lots…if the tie is confirmed.
Drawing lots is similar to simply drawing a name from a hat.
The judicial recount was approved Friday and will take place at the Peachland Community Centre Monday.