Tofino’s byelection candidates, from left, Cathy Thicke, Dan Law, Craig Heber, Ronnie Lee Omar Soliman and Stephen Ashton. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

UPDATED: Polls closed in Tofino’s municipal byelection

Tofino will elect a new councillor on Nov. 2.

The polls have closed and the votes are now being counted to determine the winner of Tofino’s municipal byelection.

Six candidates were in the running to fill the council seat left vacant by the sudden and shocking death of Coun. Dorothy Baert.

READ MORE: Tofino mourns sudden loss of municipal councillor and community champion

The candidates are: Stephen Ashton, Craig Heber, Dan Law, Ronnie Lee, Omar Soliman and Cathy Thicke.

The voting station was set up inside Tofino’s Municipal Council Chambers at 380 Campbell Street and polls were open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All six candidates participated in an Oct. 16 forum hosted by the Tofino Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and live-streamed by the Westerly News.

READ MORE: WATCH: Tofino byelection candidates respond to community concerns at forum

The successful candidate will join the town’s current council, led by Mayor Josie Osborne, Coun. Al Anderson, Coun. Andrea McQuade, Coun. Britt Chalmers, Coun. Duncan McMaster and Coun. Tom Stere.

Check for updates on the election results on our website and Facebook page.

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