Thursday is the day a judicial recount will be done into last October’s election results in North Algona Wilberforce. The recount to be done at the Pembroke Courthouse will decide once and for all who gets the fouth and final Council position in the township. Proceedings are scheduled to start at 9am. The possible outcomes see either Kevin Clarke confirmed in the position, or former incumbent Melvin Berndt declared the winner. Following the October 22nd Municipal Election, Clarke was declared the winner by a fifteen vote margin over incumbent representative Melvin Berndt. However, Berndt requested a recount on the basis that ballots bearing a check mark versus the traditional X were not tallied in the vote count on Election night. A subsequent recount, conducted by Bryan Martin, CAO-Clerk of the neighbouring Bonnechere Valley Township, reversed the result and declared Berndt the winner over Clarke by a margin of 14 votes. Clarke challenged the recount results in court. His challenge to the local recount meant Clarke was awarded the seat, based on the originally announced vote totals. Should the judicial recount alter the announced result, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice will advise the Township of the change.