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.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press)
CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Oct. 18

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

Ivan Scott. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Surrey mayor enters word war with speakers, councillor

McCallum calls brief recess after asking two speakers to leave chambers

Montreal-based writer Michael Foy grew up in the Newton area of Surrey. (submitted photo)
Surrey-raised writer Foy really loves to set his short stories in the city

His latest is published in ‘Canadian Shorts II’ collection

Signs at a new COVID-19 testing and collection centre at 14577 66th Ave. in Surrey. It was relocated from an urgent primary care centre near Surrey Memorial Hospital. This new centre allows for up to 800 tests per day, which is 550 more than the previous centre, according to Fraser Health. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey’s COVID-19 case count exceeds 1,800

About 800 new cases in September

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, arrested last December in California in connection with a fatal 2017 shooting in South Surrey, is next due in court on Nov. 12. (File photos)
Notorious South Surrey fugitive returns to court Nov. 12

Brandon Teixeira was arrested last December in California

FILE – People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing facility in Burnaby, B.C., on Thursday, August 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
167 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death recorded as B.C. enters 2nd wave

Three new healthcare outbreaks also announced

Maple Meadows Station’s new Bike Parkade. TransLink photo
TransLink to remove abandoned or discarded bicycles from bike parkades

Rules at TransLink bike parkades ask customers to use facilities for single day use only

This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID/NIH via AP
At least 49 cases of COVID-19 linked to wedding in Calgary: Alberta Health

McMillan says the city of Calgary has recently seen several outbreaks linked to social gatherings

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)
Wreckage of decades-old plane crash discovered on mountain near Harrison Lake

A team of Sts’ailes Community School students helped discover the twisted metal embedded in a glacier

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

The official search to locate Jordan Naterer was suspended Saturday Oct. 17. Photo courtesy of VPD.
‘I am not leaving without my son,’ says mother of missing Manning Park hiker

Family and friends continue to search for Jordan Naterer, after official efforts suspended

A bear similar to this black bear is believed responsible for killing a llama in Saanich on Oct. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bear kills llama on Vancouver Island, prompting concerns over livestock

Officers could not track the bear they feel may not fear humans

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP cleared in fatal shooting of armed Lytton man in distress, police watchdog finds

IIO spoke to seven civillian witnesses and 11 police officers in coming to its decision

Most Read