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COURT ORDERED RECOUNT ON CONSENT to be held
January 28, 2011

FORT ERIE, January 21, 2011 – The Municipal Council of the Town of Fort Erie at its meeting of January 17, 2011 consented to the holding of a manual recount utilizing the vote tabulators according to procedures to be agreed to by the parties (to the Application initiated by Mr. William Brunton). An order for the holding of another recount must however first be obtained from the Superior Court of Justice.

The parties to the Application have agreed to recount procedures. The Clerk anticipates receipt of an order on consent to hold a further recount from the Superior Court of Justice early next week.

Subject to the final order of the court, the recount is scheduled to be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at the Leisureplex Banquet Hall. The only persons permitted to attend the recount are the Clerk and any other election official appointed for the recount, every certified candidate for the Office of Mayor, the Applicant, and a lawyer for each certified candidate and the Applicant as well as one scrutineer for each recount station representing each certified candidate and the Applicant. The Clerk will permit the media to attend who agree not to record or photograph the proceedings.

The results of the recount will be announced by the Clerk at the conclusion of the tabulation of all of the ballots for the Office of Mayor and will be posted on the Town’s website shortly thereafter.
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For more information:

CAROLYN J. KETT, TOWN CLERK
Town of Fort Erie
(905) 871-1600 Ext. 2211
ckett@forterie.on.ca