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The Results

Most of you already have looked at the results last night and this morning. While this post includes them, this post is more about your happiness with the results. So, we present the following poll:

Are You Happy with the Election Results?

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Now on to the results:

0 of 52 Voting Stations Reporting as Partial or Incomplete.
52 of 52 Voting Stations Reporting as Final.
38.23% Voter Turnout


For the Office of Mayor Preliminary Results Percentage
BOUCHER, Normand 7366 44.81%
FRIESEN, Julie 6923 42.11%
COWAN, Scott 2151 13.08%


For the Office of
Preliminary Results
CRAVEN, Wayne 10715
CLUGSTON, Ted 10161
KELLY, Graham 9267
DUMANOWSKI, Robert C. 9067
HAMILL, John 8013
THOMPSON, Jeremy O. 7651
TURNBULL, Phil 7393
PEARSON, Les 6931
VARGA, Brian 6742
WEBB, George 4782
ZIEGLER, Wayne 4561
KRAUS, Pat 3798

Public School Board Trustee

For the Office of
Public School Board Trustee
Preliminary Results
WILSON, Roy 5158
FORBES, Deborah 5085
MASSINI, Rick 4767
RILEY, Terry 3792
BENDER, Greg 3550
LITOUSKY, Lilas 2323
BEATON, Mike 2152
KUMM, Renaé 1719

Separate (Catholic) School Board Trustee

For the Office of
Separate (Catholic) School Board Trustee
Preliminary Results
ABERLE, Stan 3091
CHURLA, Jodi 2364
MASTEL, Richard (Dick) 1974
GRAD, Peter 1728
DURDA, Dianne 1696
DURST, Regina 1194

Bow Island Ward Separate (Catholic) School Board Trustee

For the Office of
Bow Island Ward Separate (Catholic) School Board Trustee
Official Results
VAN HAM, Kelly Acclaimed

Results provided by The City of Medicine Hat.

User Comments

10 Responses to “The Results”

  1. October 19th, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Vaughn says:

    Looks like a lot of Medicine Hat Media readers so far aren’t too happy with the results…

  2. October 19th, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Brian says:

    I’m wondering how many of the people voting on this poll actually voted last night.

  3. October 19th, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    Sean says:

    I overheard a story today whereby some women were saying “It’s about time a woman gets in as Mayor.” It seems their only motivation for voting for Frisen was because she was a woman, not because of her stances, speeches, or anything of consequence.

  4. October 19th, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    aehiilrs says:

    Because we all know one anecdote is hard data.

    This reminds me of a question I had – if you are admittedly poorly informed, is it better to vote or to not vote?

  5. October 19th, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    aehiilrs says:

    Whoops, sorry Sean, I misread your comment.

  6. October 20th, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Dusty says:

    Any comments I’ve heard anyone mention about Friesen involved the fact that she is a woman.

    I voted in the poll and IRL also. If you’re poorly informed then you definitely should not vote, a big problem is that only a few of the candidates are on the internet. Without going to a conference I found it really hard to become informed, the reason so little people vote is because it takes too much time. Then OH LOOK the Med Hat site couldn’t tell people where to vote either.

    In my fantasy world, there’s a website where every candidate has a profile and a little write up, the site would link to printed articles or videos, and that you’d be able to vote online. That last part is a bit of a far stretch but whatever, it’s my vision.

  7. October 20th, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Dusty says:

    Found in a News article:

    “Both Chapman and Godin add that the disappointing numbers raise the question of whether it is time for web-based voting to be introduced.

    “It seems like now, if you don’t make it so that people can do it from the leisure of their own homes, they aren’t going to do it,” she says.”


  8. October 20th, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Vaughn says:

    Dusty/Sean, I think you are taking generalization to an extreme. Surely, you talked with the 6923 people that voted for Julie, personally.

  9. October 20th, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Dusty says:

    Not in any way, I very specifically said “any comments I’ve heard” which could be the News filtering comments or whatever.

  10. October 22nd, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    aehiilrs says:

    Comments on any news web site — local, provincial, national, or worldwide — are the new lowest form of discourse.

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