Don Iveson has regained his seat as Mayor of Edmonton as polls continue being counted.
As the incumbent mayor, Iveson did not have much strong competition going into the election, though he faced 12 opponents in the race.
- Voter turnout is so high they've run out of ballots at some stations
- More than 30,000 ballots cast in first 2 hours of Election Day
- Man charged after sexually assaulting, trapping woman in hotel room for 11 hours
Only 126 of 249 polls have been counted in Edmonton at time of publishing, though Iveson has 81,974 of the 113,256 ballots tallied, at 72.38% of the vote.
Iveson currently has 10 times the amount of votes as his closest competitor, Don Koziak, who has 7,968 votes.
Iveson was elected in 2013 when then-Mayor Stephen Mandel did not run for a fourth term. This will be Iveson’s second term as Mayor of Edmonton, and based on the election results thus far, Edmonton is happy to keep him.
Iveson didn’t only win with the official voters of Edmonton, either; he also won the city’s student vote.
He responded to the good news – as ballots were still being counted in the official election – with a “Huzzah!” to a retweet of the student vote results.
— Don Iveson (@doniveson) October 17, 2017
No word yet from the re-elected mayor on his reaction to winning the adult vote, but we’re sure that’s soon to come.
Stay tuned for results of Calgary’s election…