Election at the James Mason Centre June 24, 2008

(R) Electoral official, Scott Jacobs, explains voting procedure to incumbent Council member Randy Roote and Kyle Roote (in hat)

Saugeen First Nations elected their Chief and Council today but results as yet are unknown.

The election was held at the James Mason Memorial Centre at Saugeen reserve and, according to polling officials, the turn-out of voters exceeded expectations.   From the opening of the polls until 5:00 p.m., there had been a 60 per cent turn-out and the polls were to remain open until 8:00 p.m.

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James Mason Memorial Centre (painting by Robert Henry features portrait of James Mason)

There were two candidates vying for the position of Chief, Gale Mason and incumbent Randal Kahgee, and over 30 running for nine council positions.

Full results will be obtained as soon as we receive them.