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OFFICIAL RESULTS FOR 2020 MUNICIPAL AND CSAP ELECTIONS IN CLARE

Little Brook, NS – October 20, 2020: Following the Official Addition by the Returning Officer on October 20, the official results for the 2020 municipal and CSAP elections in Clare are as follows (* Incumbent):

DISTRICT 1
▪️ Blerina BERBERI – 78 votes
▪️ Nil DOUCET* – 443 votes
Total votes: 521; participation rate: 55.5 percent

DISTRICT 2
▪️ Danny HILL – ACCLAIMED

DISTRICT 3
▪️ Félix (à Innocent) COMEAU – 145 votes
▪️ Lisa DOUCETTE – 116 votes
▪️ Philippe GAUDET – 244 votes
▪️ Philip MEUSE – 30 votes
Total votes: 535; participation rate: 64.5 percent

DISTRICT 4
▪️ Carl DEVEAU – ACCLAIMED

DISTRICT 5
▪️ Brian COMEAU – ACCLAIMED

DISTRICT 6
▪️ Kevin COMEAU – 220 votes
▪️ Shawna COMEAU – 134 votes
▪️ Eric POTHIER* – 248 votes
Total votes: 602; participation rate: 73.2 percent

DISTRICT 7
▪️ Ronnie LEBLANC – ACCLAIMED

DISTRICT 8
▪️ Yvon LEBLANC – ACCLAIMED

CSAP
▪️ Michel (à Earl) COMEAU – 1145 votes
▪️ Marcel COTTREAU* – 1380 votes
▪️ Leon DUGAS – 610 votes
▪️ Rachelle LEBLANC – 1408 votes

Voter turnout in contested districts remained unchanged compared to the 2016 municipal and school board election at 64 percent.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, polling locations for the 2020 municipal and CSAP elections were reduced to two—the Meteghan Fire Hall and the Municipal Office. A number of public health protocols were implemented to ensure the safety of voters and of election workers, including required social distancing, the wearing of face masks and frequent sanitizing of surfaces.

Electronic voting was also made available to voters in the 2020 election. Of all votes cast, 86 percent were submitted online and by telephone, compared to 67 percent of electronic votes in 2016.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 municipal and school board elections, and congratulations to the winning candidates!

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Settled in 1768 and incorporated in 1879, the Municipality of Clare is located at the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia with approximately 8,000 residents. The Municipality of Clare is the only municipality in the province that conducts business and offers services in both official languages, French and English.

Media Contact / Interviews:
Pam Doucet
Returning Officer
Municipality of Clare
902-769-2031

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