Municipal Election 2018
Following the close of voting for the general municipal election on October 24, 2018 the results in Boissevain-Morton were as follows:
Total ballots cast: 939 (voter turnout of 55%)
- R. George Heide - 600 votes - Elected
- David Stead - 572 votes - Elected
- Doug Troke - 568 votes - Elected
- Rhonda Coupland - 538 votes - Elected
- Eric Reichert - 537 votes - Elected
- Rob Adams - 462 votes - Elected
- Doug Robertson - 442 votes - Not Elected
- Lonnie Graham - 403 votes - Not Elected
- Elmer McCallum - 359 votes - Not Elected
- Amanda Racine - 297 votes - Not Elected
- Lloyd Leganchuk - 244 votes - Not Elected
- Judy Swanson - Mayor by Acclamation
There were 939 total ballots cast in the 2018 election for a voter turnout of 55%.
By comparison, in 2014 there was a 27% voter turnout in the rural election (former Morton ward) but there was no urban election (all positions filled by acclamation). In 2010 the turnout for the urban election (former Town of Boissevain) was 36% and there was no rural election (acclamation).
Following the close of nominations on September 18, 2018 the following notices were issued for the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton.
Notice of Acclamation
Notice is hereby given that the following candidate has been elected by acclamation for the office of Mayor in the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton:
- Judy Swanson
Notice of Election
Notice is hereby given that a vote of Municipality of Boissevain-Morton will be taken to elect six members to the office of Councillor from the following duly nominated candidates:
For the offices of Councillor:
- Rob Adams
- Rhonda Coupland
- Lonnie Graham
- R. George Heide
- Lloyd Leganchuk
- Elmer McCallum
- Amanda Racine
- Eric Reichert
- Doug Robertson
- David Stead
- Doug Troke
Voting places will be open for voting on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the Council Chambers, 420 South Railway Street, Boissevain, MB.
IDENTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO VOTE. A person may be required to produce one piece of government issued photo identification (for example: driver’s license or passport) or at least two other documents that provide proof of identity.
For the purpose of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote, but who have reason to believe that they will be absent or otherwise unable to attend their proper voting place on election day, an advance voting opportunity will be located at the Municipal Office, 420 South Railway Street, Boissevain, MB and will be open during the following day: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
For the purpose of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote, but reside at a health care facility, a mobile voting station will be set up at the following health care facilities on election day:
- Westview Lodge - Between the hours of 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Boissevain Hospital - Between the hours of 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Application to Vote by Sealed Envelope
A voter who is unable to go in person to the voting place or vote in advance, may apply in person, in writing, or by fax to the senior election official at the Municipal Office, 420 South Railway, Boissevain, MB.
If applying in person, a voter may apply between September 26 and October 17, 2018.
(A voter applying in person may pick up a sealed envelope ballot package at the time of application.)
If applying by mail or fax, a voter may apply between September 26, 2018 and October 17, 2018.
(A voter applying by mail or fax will receive a sealed envelope ballot package by regular post, or by making alternative arrangements with the senior election official.)
Leo Poulin, Senior Election Official
Municipality of Boissevain-Morton