Greater Sudbury Election Results
Voter turn-out during the 2014 Municipal and School Board Election was 50.7 per cent in 2014, up from 49.75 per cent in 2010.
Voters had three options to cast an advance vote over 10 days: online, aboard a mobile election bus or at any of five stationary voting locations throughout the city. On Election Day, October 27, 2014, voters could choose from 25 locations to cast their ballot.
Total number of eligible votes: 117,701
Total ballots cast: 59,686 or 50.7 per cent
A total of 38 people were either elected or acclaimed to public office during the October 27, 2014 municipal election:
- One Mayor and 12 Councillors were elected to Greater Sudbury Council.
- Three trustees were elected and three were acclaimed to the Rainbow District School Board (English Language Public).
- Three trustees were elected and three were acclaimed to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board (English Language Separate).
- One trustee was elected and five were acclaimed to the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (écoles publiques de langue française).
- Five trustees were elected and two were acclaimed to the Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (écoles séparées de langue française).
Three referendum questions on the 2014 municipal election ballot had the following results:
Question 1: Are you in favour of retail business establishments having the choice to open to the public on December 26? From a total of 56,138 ballots, 61.12 per cent voted Yes.
Question 2: Are you in favour of retail business establishments having the choice to open to the public on the Civic Holiday, the first Monday in August? From a total of 55,941 ballots, 62.38 per cent voted Yes.
Question 3: Are you in favour of allowing retail business establishment to choose the hours when they are open to the public? From a total of 56,337 ballots, 75.46 per cent voted Yes.
The results of the referendum were not legally binding, as less than 50 per cent of registered voters marked the referendum portion of their municipal ballot. However, in light of the results, Greater Sudbury Council voted to repeal existing by-laws regulating store hours during the first meeting of the new term of City Council on December 9, 2014.
Review By-law 2014-258 which has Repealed By-law 2004-204 to Require the Closing of Certain Retail Business Establishments, By-law 2007-143 to Require Certain Retail Business Establishments to be Closed on the August Civic Holiday and on Boxing Day, and all amending by-laws, including by-law 2008-178. (PDF 88.05 KB)