Council should pass a resolution requiring a recount of the votes cast, given that Leo Meloche was declared deputy mayor by only four votes.
Council could have passed bylaws regarding:
- Ranked ballots
- More accessible voting methods by mail or telephone
but the traditional and costly voting method prevailed.
While passing bylaws would be prudent, a recount would be the most accountable and transparent way to instill confidence in the counting of the votes; what is there to lose?