UXBRIDGE: A longstanding local tradition will continue next week, the when election night results are revealed at Uxbridge Arena Community Centre.
Municipal election results will be posted at the Arena Hall, after 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, with many candidates planning to attend at various points throughout the evening. Doors will open to the public at the Hall at 7 p.m.
The future of the practice was in doubt this week when the matter was debated by councillors at a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 20.
Councillor’s opinions were split on the continuation of the practice, with some arguing that the results being posted on the township’s web site allowed candidates and residents alike to view them at home, and cast doubt on the event.
However, Ward 1 Councillor Bev Northeast argued that internet is not readily available in some rural areas of the township, and many seniors in the municipality lack an internet connection.
The township’s other rural councillors, - Pat Molloy and Pat Mikuse - agreed with Councillor Northeast and voted in favour of keeping the event at the Arena. They were opposed by Ward 4 Councillor Jacob Mantle, Ward 5 Councillor Gord Highet and Regional Councillor Jack Ballinger. Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor would break the tie with a ‘yay’ vote, enabling the event to continue at the Arena this year.
Results from the municipal election on Monday, Oct. 27 will be posted on the township’s web site, www.town.uxbridge.on.ca beginning shortly after 8 p.m.
Residents who have not yet done so can drop off their completed ballots at the Clerk’s Department at Town Hall, located at 51 Toronto St. South until 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27.