Rice wins narrow race against Hoyle in Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi

Just dozens of votes separate the councillor-elect in Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi and her closest competitor, Rhiannon Hoyle.

However, with all of the polls reporting, the race was declared in Jennifer Rice’s favour as of 2:37 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the unofficial results, Rice, a public servant and former professor, received 32.36 per cent -- or 5,833 ballots -- of the vote.

Hoyle, a University of Alberta senator, received 32.18 per cent of the vote, or 5,800 ballots.

Scott Johnston trailed behind the leaders with 11.71 per cent of the vote, then Glynnis Lieb with 9.79 per cent, Jon Morgan 9.59 per cent, and Jason Carter with 4.37 per cent.

The counts are Edmonton Elections’ unofficial results; they will be verified in the coming days.