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Landslide victory in Ormstown byelection

The vacant seat on the Ormstown municipal council has been filled, following a byelection that took place in the municipality On March 3.

Voters elected Valérie Taillefer, who won the byelection with a total of 307 votes or just over 50 per cent of the ballots cast. There were three other candidates in the race, including Andréanne Billette, who received 176 votes, Réne Allen, who received 79 votes, and Jonathan Allen, who received a total of 40 votes. In total, 602 residents successfully took part in the election, while five ballots were rejected.


Ormstown resident Valérie Taillefer was elected to the municipal council following a byelection on March 3 PHOTO Facebook Valérie Taillefer candidate au siège 5

In a post to social media, Taillefer thanked residents for their support during the “short but intense campaign.” She congratulated her fellow candidates and praised the election staff for their work. “This campaign has given me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people, and I can’t wait to represent you,” she wrote.

The byelection was presided over by Francine Crête, who confirmed the results in a public notice issued on Monday. The byelection followed the resignation of councillor number five, Kimberley Barrington, last October. (SR)

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