Third trustee determined for Central Coast School District Area 1. (Michael Wigle file photo)

Third trustee determined for Central Coast School District Area 1. (Michael Wigle file photo)

Update: Christina Hoppe emerges Central Coast School District trustee after lots drawn

A judicial recount was conducted in the provincial court Monday, Oct. 24


After drawing lots, Christina Hoppe has been named trustee for Area 1 in the Central Coast School District.

A judicial recount conducted Monday, Oct. 24, in the provincial court in Bella Coola, determined there had been a tie between Hoppe and Nicola Koroluk who both received 154 votes.

In accordance with the School District’s Election Bylaw, and pursuant to the authority set out under section 151 of the Local Government Act, where a judicial recount results in a tied vote the winner of the tied election is to be determined by the drawing of lots, noted chief election officer Janice Prestley.

“Accordingly, both candidates’ names were placed into a container in the courtroom, the Sheriff drew one namefrom the container, and the dudge then read the drawn name aloud in the courtroom. The candidate deemed to be elected by this process is Christina Hoppe.”


Two Central Coast school trustee candidates have tied in Area 1.

After the final votes were recounted Chief Election Officer Janet Prestley declared that incumbents Christina Hoppe and Nicola Koroluk both had 154 votes.

Prestley said on Monday, Oct. 24 she will file with the provincial court to allow a judicial recount, but will not know until then whether it can go ahead.

“There is supposed to be a provincial court judge in Bella Coola next week so that is helpful,” she added.

A total of 456 votes were cast for Area 1 and Area 2 in total.

Newcomer Terry Webber received 214 votes and incumbent Marisa Blewett garnered 164 for Area 1.

In Area 2, incumbent Crystal Anderson was elected with 78 votes and newcomer Dylan Coburn with 55 votes.

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