According to a press release distributed by the District of Peachland earlier this week:
“On General Voting Day, a voting machine miss-fed a ballot (…) The machine prompted the Presiding Election Official to re-insert the ballot, but before the Official could do so, the miss-fed ballot landed in the sealed ballot box. This was immediately reported to the Chief Elections Officer, who made note of the issue. No other issues were experienced with the voting machines.
The preliminary results were announced on Saturday evening, and on Monday the Chief Elections Officer conducted a verification process for the Mayor’s race. (…) The verification process was conducted in the presence of the two top Mayoral candidates and/or their representatives. The verification and ballot accounting process has concluded that there is a tie for the position of Mayor.”