Polls Are Closed

Polls for the 2014 municipal election have closed.

In the city there’s 32 candidates running for mayor and council.

Incumbent Mike Bradley is being challenged by lawyer Jim Carpeneto, small business owner Jake Cherski and retired Polysar worker Fred Ingham.

Eight candidates, including five incumbents, are vying for the four city-county council seats while there’s 20 on the slate for the four city-only seats.

Races of note in the county include Lambton Shores where incumbent mayor Bill Weber is being challenged by former deputy mayor Elizabeth Davis-Dagg and former Ward 7 councillor John Russell.

In Oil Springs incumbent mayor Ian Veen is being challenged for former mayor Gord Perry.

In Petrolia resident Jeff Johnston is trying to unseat incumbent John McCharles.

Clerk Nancy Wright-Laking says 2,176 people, about 4 per cent of eligible voters, cast ballots early in four advance polls.

The total is almost a full per cent better than the turnout of 1,657 in 2010.

The overall turnout in the last election did not reach 34 per cent.

Listen to 103.9 FM, 1070 Am CHOK for full election coverage.