Many people believe that the election results they see on television on election night are the final results, when, in fact, the outcome of the election is not official until the canvass is completed. Canvassing an election is the process for certifying election results.
The purpose of the canvass is to account for every ballot cast and ensure that every valid vote cast is included in the election totals. State election laws regulate who is responsible for canvassing the votes, time-frame for completing the canvass and what information must be included.
The North St. Paul City Council is responsible for canvassing our City’s municipal election results.
2016 Election Canvass
For the 2016 General Election, there were 6,336 people that turned out to vote in North St Paul. People also turned out in record numbers this year to vote by absentee ballot at City Hall.
This year, four candidates ran for two City Council seats. The results of the election canvass conducted by the North St Paul City Council were approved on November 15. Council Members Sonnek and Walczak will begin their new terms on January 3rd, 2017 and continue through December 31, 2020.
The 2016 election vote tally results for North St. Paul City Council follow: