Barinder Rasode's campaign manager wants to have Surrey City Clerk Jane Sullivan removed as the city's chief elections officer after a ballot error this past weekend.

Election 2014: One Surrey wants elections officer replaced

City of Surrey: Jane Sullivan says independent legal counsel indicates her team took all appropriate steps after ballot error.

Barinder Rasode’s campaign manager is “building a case” to have Surrey City Clerk Jane Sullivan removed as the city’s chief elections officer.

The move came after a misprint on a ballot that left two of Rasode’s candidates without the One Surrey party affiliation beside their name during advanced voting on Saturday.

One Surrey campaign manager Brad Zubyk said he contacted Sullivan at about 9 a.m. and he says the polls remained open for another couple of hours.

“We’re building a case with our legal team,” Zubyk said Tuesday. “To be honest, I’ve never seen such a s–t show in my life.”

Sullivan sent out a notice on Monday night indicating all procedures after the error were correct.

“Independent legal counsel has confirmed that Surrey Election Officials took appropriate steps to ensure the integrity of the voting process,” Sullivan said in a release. “The Chief Election Officer also confirms that all the ballot boxes containing all ballots cast prior to the temporary 55 minute suspension of voting on Nov. 1, 2014 were segregated and secured. “

Just under 700 of the errant ballots were cast, and a few more than 100 were sent out by mail-out, of which a small percentage are returned as votes.

Zubyk says he has nothing against Sullivan, but suggests she’s over her head handling this election.

This is Sullivan’s fifth time as chief elections officer in Surrey and she has also run civic elections in Alberta.

However, Zubyk said he’s travelled the world observing other elections and says he’s never seen anything like this occur.

“Once again, Surrey is in the media for all the wrong reasons,” Zubyk said.

He was expected to file his case with the province Tuesday.

 

 

Just Posted

Nearly 200 motorcycles take off from Cloverdale for Brenden’s Ride

Annual fundraiser supports programs that empower people with disabilities

Cloverdale’s 5 most-read stories of the week, June 7–13

Vet leaves dead dog in freezer for 78 days, local high school goes into ‘hold and secure,’ and more

City shifts proposed transit station to King George after cancellation of LRT

Council to consider Newton Town Centre plan in fall

Surrey mayor suggests building a canal on ‘less busy’ road

Doug McCallum likens the idea to canals in Venice and Qatar shopping centre

What’s happening in Cloverdale this Father’s Day weekend, June 14 to 16

Looking for something to do in Cloverdale this weekend?

VIDEO: First Nations, developer call for return and protection of sacred B.C. burial site

Dozens of First Nations leaders gather on grassy plateau to call on action by provincial government

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

Teen stabbed after end-of-night limo dispute in downtown Vancouver

A young man, 19, is in serious condition following a dispute between two groups

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Revamped B.C. Lions set to battle veteran Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Lions’ first test of the season will be a big one

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

LETTER: British Columbia’s forest industry crisis being made worse

Andrew Wilkinson warns of regulatory overload by John Horgan’s NDP

Convicted B.C. child abductor Randall Hopley back in custody 6 months after release

Correctional Services Canada could not provide further details due to privacy concerns

Alleged driver of semi-truck in fatal Burnaby hit-and-run identified

No charges have been laid and police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation

Most Read