Ava Hill wins second term, only slight increase in voter turnout

By Alex Riese and Lynda Powless Six Nations Elected Chief Ava Hill held onto her job Saturday after being re-elected in the 57th General Election. Hill receive 623 votes, compared to former chief Bill Montour with 303 votes and Cynthia Jamieson  with 286. That’s a total of 1, 212 votes cast for the elected chief out of a total of 1230 ballots cast. Electoral officer Steve Williams said there were no spoiled ballots translating into  18 people not voting for the electing chief but casting ballots for councillors. The 2016 vote  inched up from 2013 by 173 electors but is a long way away from Six Nations highest voter turnout. That occurred in 2001 when 1, 823 people cast ballots and former chief Roberta Jamieson won the race in a…

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