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February 21, 2006
(Office of the Chief Electoral Officer)

The following is being distributed at the request of Wayne Green, Chief Electoral Officer, 729-0712:

Preliminary Count

Based on preliminary vote counts received by telephone from the returning officer from four advance polls, 32 regular polls, and the special mail in ballot count, the results of the February 21, 2006 by election in the Electoral District of Placentia & St. Mary�s are as follows:

Total Eligible Voters: 6,961  
CAREEN, Nick 1,641  
COLLINS, Felix 2,247  
HICKEY, Tom 31  
POWER, Kevin 931  
Total Votes Cast: 4,850 Voter Turnout:  70%

The official addition of the votes for the By Election in Placentia & St. Mary�s is scheduled to take place at the office of the returning officer, 1234 Main Road, Dunville at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2006.  Upon conclusion of the official addition of the votes, the candidate who receives the largest number of votes shall be declared elected by the returning officer.

Media contact: Isabel Collins, Director of Election Operations, (709) 729-0712

2006 02 21                                                                  10:10 p.m.

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