Student trial election results announced

October 17, 2017 10:14 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

On Wednesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 12, more than 450 grade six students from across Red Deer cast their ballots in a trial election, learning about the election process and giving election workers an opportunity to practice their roles. 

“The trial election provides students with hands-on learning about our democratic process and provides a great partnership with our local schools” said Frieda McDougall, Returning Officer. 

Students from Central Middle, G.H. Dawe, Glendale, Holy Trinity, Normandeau, and St. Francis of Assisi cast their ballots for the offices of Mayor, City Councillor, and Public School Trustee or Catholic School Trustee in the trial election. 

The trial election simulated a real election as much as possible; students used the same equipment, ballots and vote tabulators that were used at voting stations on Election Day. The Election workers used the student voting experience as a training opportunity. 

Results for the student trial election are as follows: 

Mayor
Rank Candidate TOTAL
1 Tara Veer 393
2 Sean Burke 52
Councillor
Rank Candidate TOTAL
1 Lee, Lawrence 251
2 Dawe, Michael 196
3 Handley, Tanya 182
4 Wong, Frank 173
5 Bergeron, Sandra 142
6 Buchanan, Buck 137
7 Wyntjes, Dianne 130
8 Johnson, Ted 122
9 More, Rick 116
10 Johnston, Ken 110
11 Smith, Jordy 105
12 Moore, Jeremy 99
13 Friss, Rob 96
14 Higham, Vesna 91
15 McCoy, Bobbi 90
16 Kingsfield, Cory 78
17 Chapin, Matt 74
18 Callin, Valdene 72
19 Wieler, Jonathan 68
20 Goult-Jones, Calvin 61
21 Miller, Ian 56
22 Unland, Brice 56
23 Mulder, Lynne 54
24 Manderville, Doug 52
25 Slubik, Matt 48
26 Kristinson, Jim 47
27 Habuza, Jason 43
28 Nshombo Bayongwa, Bayo 40
29 Maciborksy, Kris 33
Public School Trustee
Rank Candidate TOTAL
1 Buchanan, Nicole 170
2 Lemke, Dick 152
3 Woodward, Laurette 137
4 O’Connor, Patrick 127
5 Woods, Chris 120
6 Peacocke, Cathy 119
7 Watters, Jim 103
8 Manning, Bev 98
9 Macaulay, Dianne 91
10 Sommers, Angela 90
11 Tweedle, Jaelene 87
12 Christie, Bill 86
13 Chilibeck, Jason 80
14 Chapin, Matt 72
15 Stuebing, Bill 70
16 Ordman, Ben 51
Catholic School Trustee
Rank Candidate TOTAL
1 Watson, Anne Marie 98
2 Hollman, Murray 89
3 Lagrange, Adriana 88
4 Pasula, Kim 87
5 Smith, Carlene 85
6 Leyson, Cynthia 80
Catholic School Trustee - Highway 11 Ward
Rank Candidate TOTAL
  Lonsdale, Dorraine 0
  McNiff, Liam 0

For more information, please contact: 

Frieda McDougall
Returning Officer
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8132

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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