Nov 17th, 2014
I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...
Nov 8th, 2014
Mayor Eligible Voters: 90,089* Voter Turnout: 31.75%** Ram Faerber 1,181 04.13 Zachary Gillespie-Rogers 533 01.86 Jeff Lehman 26,385 92.25 Ray Mawhinney 502 01.76 Councillor, Ward 1 Eligible Voters: 9,735* Voter Turnout: 33.14%** Bonnie Ainsworth 2,028 62.8...
Oct 28th, 2014
By Laurie Watt and Janis Ramsay Barrie Advance For the first time since the turn of the century, Barrie voters have re-elected their mayor: Jeff Lehman will return for a second term. But the 2014 issues also matter, with affordable housing topping the list.”I’ve broken the sophomore jinx...
Oct 27th, 2014
It’s Election Day. I’m going to vote. The old-fashioned way – I’m actually going there, to a polling station, to mark a “traditional” paper ballot. This tradition, with all its attendant safeguards – a live body that shows up in person, with proof of identity, voting in a public venue under the...
Oct 20th, 2014
UPDATE :Two envelopes, one wit the voter notification card and PIN number and one with the password, were delivered by Canada Post to many addresses across Springwater on October 24, the Friday before the Monday election. By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Electors in Springwater may have concerns ab...
Oct 20th, 2014
City of Barrie election page: Mayor – Jeff Lehman – 705-716-5444 (Incumbent) Questionnaire answers: ba-lehman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.jefflehman.ca – Ram Faerber – 705-726-4605 705-721-9492 Questionnaire ans...
Oct 16th, 2014
By Laurie Watt Barrie Advance Barrie will continue to rely on adding polls at convenient locations, such as recreation centres, and at more times, rather than on offering Internet voting, city clerk Dawn McAlpine says. “For larger municipalities, Internet voting is very, very costly. You have to sen...
Oct 8th, 2014
October 1st, 2014
at 6:00pm – 8:00pm VENUE: Edgehill Banquet Facility, 295 Edgehill Drive, Barrie PRICE: Free Admission, All Welcome
…, the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Rogers TV and other local media, will be hosting a Candidates Debate for the upcoming Munici...
Oct 2nd, 2014
By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner The four-man race for Barrie’s next mayor was whittled down to three candidates, maybe two, at least on Wednesday night. With Ray Mawhinney a no-show, incumbent Jeff Lehman and challengers Ram Faerber and Zachary Gillespie-Rogers debated at Edgehill Banquet Facili...