Updated on Nov 7.
The new PEC Council is comprised of 5 incumbents and 9 newcomers, to occupy the 14 seats on Council. In the 2014 election, the numbers were 7 and 9 for 16 seats.
Incumbents vs newcomers
- Four incumbents decided to retire from municipal government: K. Gale, L. Epstein, T. Hull and R. Quaiff.
- Twelve incumbents ran again, and five were elected (41%).
- Totalling retired and defeated incumbents, 11 of 16 incumbents will not continue on Council. We thank them for their service.
- Twenty-five newcomers ran for office, and nine were elected (36%).
- The average age of Councillors is concentrated in the 45 to 64 age group (9 of 14).
- The number of voters was 10,032, an increase of 395 (4%) over 2014.
- The turnout for the whole County was 43%, as compared with 44% in 2014.
- For comparison, Belleville had a 43% turnout, and Quinte West 35%.
- Ward with the highest turnout: Wellington 60%.
- Lowest turnout: Ameliasburgh 38%.
- Other wards: range 42% to 48%.
Method of voting
- Polling place on Election Day (1 day): 64% (range by candidate from 48% to 71%)
- Internet (10 days): 26% (range 10% to 39%)
- Advance Poll (1 day): 11% (range 4% to 22%)
PEC 2018 All-Candidates Survey
- Thirty-five of 37 candidates participated in the survey (95%).
- Of the two candidates who declined to participate, neither was elected.
- There were more than 4400 visits to the survey website, including almost 600 on Election Day.
- In addition, the Wellington Times published responses to the nine issues questions over a three-week period prior to the election.
Endorsements by media organizations
- The Wellington Times endorsed a slate of 13 candidates (excluding one acclamation), the only local media organization to do so. Ten of the 13 were elected (77%).