Polls close in Rossland civic election

Twelve people seeking six council seats

The polls have closed in Rossland, and all that’s left for candidates to do is await the electorate’s judgment.

Voters across the province cast their ballots today in municipal, regional district, and school board elections.

In Rossland, voters were choosing six city councillors from a field of 12 candidates. Mayor Kathy Moore was unopposed in her bid for a second term.

There were no RDKB elections in rural areas surrounding Rossland, as all incumbents were acclaimed.

Voters are also choosing between two candidates for the school trustee position representing Rossland. Desiree Profili was trying to take the job away from incumbent Gord Smith.

Election officials reported steady voting at the polling station at the Miner’s Hall in Rossland.

With the polls closed, returning officials are counting the ballots. There are roughly 1,200 eligible voters in Rossland, turnout however usually runs below 40 per cent for municipal elections.

Results of the voting are expected between 9 and 10 p.m.

Visit www.castlegarnews.com or our Facebook page for the results as they become available.


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