Unofficial Election Results
Following the close of Voting Stations at 8:00 p.m., unofficial election results will be available for the convenience of Candidates and the public through the following sources:
- Unofficial Results Email from Returning Officer to all Candidates
- Subsequent Press Release from City Communications
- Posting at City Hall lobby, 5432 56 Avenue, Lacombe
- City website, located at https://lacombe.ca/413/Public-Announcements
These sources will be updated throughout the evening as results are received from the Voting Stations. As it is difficult to determine when the unofficial election results will be available, your patience is appreciated while election staff work towards providing timely and accurate results.
Official Election Results
At noon on Friday, October 22, 2021, the Returning Officer will post the official election results at City Hall and on the City’s website.
Recounts before Official Results
If required, recounts called immediately after Election Day must be completed before the posting of the official election results. Therefore, recounts must be completed before noon on Friday, October 22, 2021.
Returning Officer Recount
On the Tuesday following Election Day, the Returning Officer will examine the results from every Voting Station in conjunction with the unofficial results. A recount may be conducted if the Returning Officer believes there has been an administrative or technical error made.
Candidate or Agent Recount Request
A Candidate, Official Agent or Scrutineer may request a recount by submitting a notice to the Returning Officer within 44 hours (4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2021) of the close of Voting Stations. The notice must show grounds, which the Returning Officer considers reasonable to allege that the results of the count may be inaccurate.
Candidate Notification on Recount
Candidates who are affected by a recount will receive at least 12 hours’ notice of the recount.
The procedure for a recount will be the same as for Election Day. After completion of the recount, the ballot account will be adjusted if necessary.