Nearly 6,500 elementary, middle and high school students throughout New Brunswick participated in Student Vote for the 2021 local elections.
After learning about local government and the election process, exploring the issues and candidates, and discussing their local elections with family and friends, students cast ballots for the candidates in their community.
Based on current tallies, 6,456 total ballots were cast by student participants from 60 schools, representing 41 municipalities.
LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS: http://studentvote.ca/results/nblocal2021
- Fredericton: Mike O’Brien was elected mayor with 40.4 per cent of the vote, defeating Kate Rogers (36.3 per cent), Corinne Hersey (16.1 per cent) and Drew Brown (7.2 per cent). 1,500 Student Vote ballots were cast from 5 schools.
- Saint John: Donna E. Reardon was elected mayor with 40.7 per cent of the vote, defeating Mel A.W. Vincent (33.2 per cent), Darrell Bastarache (14.7 per cent) and Howard A. Yeomans (11.4 per cent). 755 Student Vote ballots were cast from 6 schools.
- Moncton: Dawn Arnold was elected mayor with 75.2 per cent of the vote, defeating Erik Gingles (24.8 per cent). 214 Student Vote ballots were cast from 3 schools.
- Mayoral summary: Throughout the remainder of the province, students elected the following candidates for mayor:
- Bathurst: Kim Chamberlain
- Beaubassin East: Louise Landry
- Beresford: Edgar Aubé
- Bouctouche: Pauline Anne Hébert
- Edmundston: Eric Marquis
- Florenceville-Bristol: Laurel Robert Bradstreet
- Grande-Anse: Thérèse Haché
- Hillsborough: Jessica Durette
- Kedgwick: Eric Gagnon
- Maisonnette: Anthony Poirier
- New Maryland: Judy E. Wilson-Shee
- Perth-Andover: Marianne Bell
- Petit-Rocher: Rachel Boudreau
- Plaster Rock: Tom Eagles & Alexis Doireann Fenner (tie)
- Quispamsis: Libby O’Hara
- Riverview: Andrew J. Leblanc
- Rothesay: Nancy E. Grant
- Sackville: Shawn Meshau
- Saint Andrews: Brad Henderson
- Saint-Antoine: Jean-Pierre Richard
- Saint-Isidore: Henri Battah
- Saint-Léolin: Guy Bertin
- Shediac: Roger Caissie
- George: Faith Avery
- Martins: Bette Ann M. Chatterton
- Stephen: Allan MacEachern
- Tracadie: Denis Losier
The complete results can be found at: http://studentvote.ca/results/nblocal2021