Mayor John Belvedere has applied for a recount of the ballots for the mayorship, in accordance with the timeframe stipulated in the Act Respecting Elections and Referendums in Municipalities.
Any application for a recount must be submitted to the Court of Québec within four days of the end of the vote count.
Thomas had 4,525 votes (45.91 per cent), while Belvedere collected 4,474 (45.30 per cent). Third-place finisher Lois Butler had 868 votes (8.79 percent).
There were 55 rejected ballots.
If the application is approved, a recount is ordered and carried out. On the appointed day, the judge, in the presence of the returning officer, examines the ballot papers and the other documents contained in the ballot boxes.
If the application is rejected, the process is terminated. This decision cannot be appealed.
The City Council meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, at 7 p.m., will be held as planned. At this time the councillors for the city will be sworn in.
The Council Chamber will welcome a maximum of 11 people. The meeting will be available online within 24 hours for viewing.