Hatley's incoming Ward 4 alderman, Jason Edwards, holds the longer straw he pulled to decide the outcome of the town's general election. He and his opponent, incumbent Sandra Vaughan, both received 16 votes in Tuesday's general election. They drew straws Wednesday afternoon to determine the winner. 

HATLEY – Results of Tuesday’s general election came through in an out of the ordinary way for Hatley’s Ward 4 alderman seat the following day.

Jason Edwards defeated incumbent Sandra Vaughan after pulling the longer straw Wednesday at Town Hall to decide who the winner would be.

Edwards and Vaughan each received 16 votes in Hatley’s first contested race in years, prompting the need for a way to break the tie. 

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