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Nov 17th, 2014
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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...
In Barrie
Nov 8th, 2014
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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...
In Barrie
Oct 28th, 2014
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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 28th, 2014
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Across Simcoe County, voters make clear they want change By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Updated October 29, 2014 Anti-sprawl candidates have swept to office in two battleground municipalities in Simcoe County. Not even a message from Premier Kathleen Wynne could save the pro-development incumbent...
Oct 27th, 2014
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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
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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...
In Barrie
Oct 20th, 2014
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City of Barrie election page: Mayor – Jeff Lehman – 705-716-5444  (Incumbent) Questionnaire answers: ba-lehman Email: info@jefflehman.ca Website: www.jefflehman.ca – Ram Faerber – 705-726-4605 705-721-9492 Questionnaire answers: ba-faerber Email: marzena.milczach@hotmail.com &...
Oct 16th, 2014
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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...
In Barrie
Oct 8th, 2014
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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...
In Barrie
Oct 2nd, 2014
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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...