The recount of ballots for the electoral district of Vuntut Gwitchin was conducted today under Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Suzanne Duncan. This followed a tie vote result of 78 votes each between the two candidates, Pauline Frost of the Yukon Liberal Party and Annie Blake of the Yukon New Democratic Party. After the recount, the vote count was unchanged with both candidates receiving the same number of votes.
As directed by the Elections Act, a drawing of lots was held immediately following the recount. The returning officer for Vuntut Gwitchin drew a name from a wooden box. Annie Blake of the Yukon NDP was elected in the electoral district of Vuntut Gwitchin.
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