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
Eligible voters 12,234 turnout 41.8% Mayor Christopher Vanderkruys 2856 Alicia Savage 2187 Spoiled 88 Deputy-Mayor Barry Burton 2589 Larry Culham 2348 Spoiled 158 Ward 1 Allan Bell 437 Doug Measures 483 Spoiled 6 Ward 2 Donna Baylis 232 Kevin Elwood 569 Spoiled 4 Ward 3 John Broderick 344 R...
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
Township election page Mayor – Christopher Vanderkruys – 705-424-1268 Questionnaire answers: cl-vanderkruys Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.christophervanderkruys.ca – Alicia Savage – 705-428-6986 Questionnaire answers: cl-savage Email: email@example.com...
Oct 18th, 2014
Wednesday, October 15 Meet the Candidates: Stayner Community Centre 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Hosted by Clearview Public Library & Metroland Media Thursday, October 16 Mayor & D/Mayor Candidate Debate Stayner Community Centre 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Hosted by Stayner Chamber of Commerce Sunday, Oct...
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 5th, 2014
By Kate Harries AWARE News Network A group of Clearview citizens has collected data on the township’s finances and organized it in a get-it-at-a-glance graphic style. Much of the data is taken from the Financial Information Returns, publicly available audited reports that municipalities are obliged t...
Sep 29th, 2014
Who’s keeping your politicians honest? Well, that’s your job, to keep an eye on what they’re up to. Democracy isn’t just about casting a vote at election time, it’s about remaining involved in the government of your community. But what if your politicians duck behind closed doors so you have no idea ...