Although some voters noted that there were no lineups for at least two voting stations, there was a steady stream of people exercising their most fundamental democratic rights in this year’s general voting day for the local election in Abbotsford. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Although some voters noted that there were no lineups for at least two voting stations, there was a steady stream of people exercising their most fundamental democratic rights in this year’s general voting day for the local election in Abbotsford. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Infographic: See how your local polling station voted on Saturday

Polling station results now available for Abbotsford’s municipal election

Henry Braun’s mayoral win came thanks to support across all of Abbotsford, according to official election results released Monday.

Results broken down by polling place show Braun won the most votes at every polling location.

Braun, who won 57 per cent of the city-wide vote, only failed to claim a majority of ballots at two locations: Eugene Reimer middle school and Harry Sayers elementary. Those polling stations, both located in neighbourhoods with large South Asian populations, were the most favourable for Coun. Moe Gill. But even at both of those voting spots, Braun claimed 42 per cent of the vote, while Gill was on 40 per cent (Eugene Reimer) and 36 per cent (Harry Sayers) of ballots.

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Eric Nyvall, who finished second in the mayoral race, less than 200 votes ahead of Gill, fared best on the lower reaches of Sumas Mountain. Nyvall claimed 29 per cent of the vote at Sandy Hill elementary, 26 per cent at Yale secondary, and was on one-quarter of ballots cast at Abbotsord Christian elementary.

Braun was consistently strong, and in areas where Nyvall or Gill did well, the other challenger tended to fare more poorly.

His strength continued even in Bradner, where he garnered 61 per cent of the vote despite some residents having said they would be opposed to him after a failed attempt to remove land there from the Agricultural Land Reserve.

Trevor Eros, who finished fourth with just under three per cent of the vote, did best in the city’s centre. He was on five per cent of ballots at Abbotsford middle school and four per cent at Terry Fox elementary.

Gerda Peachey, whose 560 votes was her worst election showing in several attempts, outperformed her city-wide numbers in rural areas, including Bradner. And Nadine Snow, like Eros, also did best in central areas of the city.

On the council side of things, no local polling population was so enthusiastic about a single candidate as those at Eugene Reimer were for Dave Sidhu. Sixty-four per cent of voters at that location cast a ballot for Sidhu, who missed out on a council seat, having finished ninth.

Patricia Ross, who led all councillors, fared best in east Abbotsford. Bruce Banman, meanwhile, had some of the most consistent levels of support. Banman was on between 48 and 55 per cent of ballots at every polling station in the city. Across Abbotsford, he was on 52 per cent of ballots. Every other elected councillor had polling stations with both higher and lower levels of support than the former mayor.

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