Friday, March 20, 2009

Nanaimo Election Expenses



Cost of a Nanaimo Civic Election

The above list shows the amount declared as being spent by all Mayoral candidates and by those elected to Council.

Just spending money is no assurance of an election win as both T. Greves and M. MacDonald can attest as they both spent more than six of the candidates who were elected. Greves spent $8455.59 while MacDonald spent $7941.24.

It is interesting to note how much each candidate spent in relation to the number of votes they received. I am not sure it proves anything, but interesting none the less.

For the position of Councillor, Jim Kipp clearly got the most bang for the buck only spending $0.06 per vote received, while Larry McNabb and Merv Unger led the pack with the most expensive votes earned at $1.92 and $1.50 respectively.

The only place there seems a clear relationship was in the Mayoral race with the number of votes falling proportionately in line with the dollars spent.

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