WATCH: Sarah Volstad recaps election day as results trickle in from Quebec’s school board election.
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MONTREAL – Results of Sunday’s school board elections are slowly trickling in, leading some to speculate that heavy voter turnout may be what is causing the delay.
Global News has been covering the elections with special attention given to four Montreal area school boards consisting of Riverside on the South Shore, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Lester B. Pearson and the English Montreal School Board (EMSB).
The EMSB is the largest English School board in the province with over 39,000 students in 85 schools and a budget of over $280 million.
According to updates available on the EMSB website, as of 11:00 p.m, Angela Mancini the incumbent, was leading Anne Lagace Dowson by over 2,000 votes.
The campaign led by the two women was often fraught with tension which continued at the polling stations.
Moving forward, school board officials are looking to put their differences aside and focus on what really matters, the students.
“I think there were far too many personal attacks throughout the campaign. I really hope that those who are elected can turn the page and work for education, I think that’s what really we should be focusing on,” said Julien Feldman who is vying to keep his seat as a commissioner at the EMSB.
The Lester B. Pearson school board, the second largest English board in Quebec has yet to announce an official winner in a three-way race between Chris Eustace, Angela Nolet and the incumbent Suanne Stein Day. Preliminary results show Stein Day with a slight lead over Eustace.
The tally for the Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Riverside school boards was unavailable at the time of publishing.
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