Fraser rec board recall results official
March 2, 2009
On Friday, the results for the recall election of three Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District board members became official.
Beth Sands, Dan O’Connell and Pete Strohecker will retain their seats.
Grand County Clerk Sara Rosene is still adding up the costs of the election, including supplies, postage and an hourly rate for staff time. The bill will be paid by the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District. The final bill will be published in the Sky-Hi Daily News.
The election results that were released on election night, Feb. 17, were unofficial, pending verification by an election canvass board. Voters who forgot to sign mail-in ballots were given until last Wednesday to sign them.
On Friday, the canvass board spent the day at the Grand County Clerk’s office verifying the results. Three people made up the canvass board ” designated election official Todd Holzwarth, Fraser recreation district employee Michelle Lawrence and rec board member Greg Gallavan.
The official results reflected only minor changes from election night numbers, Rosene said. There were five provisional ballots ” one of which was not counted because the voter registered after the deadline.
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In order to verify the results of the election, the canvass board checked the number of ballots issued and returned to the numbers provided, reviewed the reasons that any ballots were not counted, verified the security seals on the voting equipment and conducted an audit log on each piece of voting equipment.
Dan O’Connell – retains seat
Yes (to recall) – 763
No – 1,279
Kevin Davlin – 648 votes
Kyle Harris – 832 votes
Beth Sands – retains seat
Yes (to recall) – 791
No – 1,243
Andrew Chasin – 797
Darrell Jackie Woods – 639
Pete Strohecker – retains seat
Yes (to recall) – 733
No – 1,242
Jon deVos – 746
John Glancey – 693
Active registered voters: 3219
Inactive registered voters: 894
Total voters in district: 4113
Mail in ballots issued to voters: 1659
Mail in ballots to property owners: 634
Total number of mail in ballots issued: 2293
Number of ballots counted for registered voters: 1560
Number of ballots counted for property owners: 491
Total number of ballots counted including provisionals: 2055