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Editorial: Where were you, voters?

Milton Mahoney needed just 293 votes to defeat four other candidates.
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Congratulations to Milton Mahoney of Prince George and Rachael Weber of Mackenzie for winning seats on the School District 57 board of trustees in Saturday’s byelection.

Forgive them if their victory seems a little bittersweet.

It took Weber just 76 votes to win her seat, doubling the 36 votes her opponent David Szucko received. It wasn’t any better in Prince George, where Mahoney needed just 293 votes to defeat four other candidates. Yes, it was a byelection for seats that will only be held for nine months until October’s general civic elections but a sad turnout nonetheless.

Hopefully, more voters will show up this fall.