Oshawa’s Ward 1 City Councillor Rosemary McConkey won by just eight votes in Monday’s election, but there will not be an automatic recount.
McConkey won the seat over Theresa Corless.
The city says under the Municipal Election Recount Policy, an automatic recount shall be conducted where the vote differential between the last available candidate(s) elected and the first candidate(s) not elected is equal to or less than one quarter of one per cent (0.25%) of the total number of votes cast for the office, rounded up to the closest whole number.
A total of 2,402 votes were cast in the race for Ward 1 City Councillor. For an automatic recount, the difference would have to be six votes or less between the elected candidate and the first candidate not elected.