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 Total Ballots Cast 9,309 / 17,995 51.73% COOPER, Sandra 4,636 CARRIER, Chris 2,273 GARDHOUSE, Joe 2,131 Total Votes 9,040 Deputy Mayor Total Ballots Cast 9,309 / 17,995 51.73% SAUNDERSON, Brian 5,701 LLOYD, Rick 3,2...
Oct 28th, 2014
By Paul Brian Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin Collingwood has chosen Cooper. For the second time. After a day of high voter turnout in the 2014 Ontario Municipal Election, the ballots were counted and result declared by the Town of Collingwood: incumbent Mayor Sandra Cooper was re-elected for a secon...
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
Town election page Note: questionnaires were sent out by the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Foundation. This is the link to the answers to that survey. See below under each candidates’ name for the answers to the AWARE survey. Mayor Sandra Cooper 705 445 0684 s_cooper&...
Oct 19th, 2014
AWARE News Network Voters in Springwater can evaluate some of their candidates live on YouTube. Mayoral candidate Bill French has posted a glowing testimonial from former CTV news anchor Christine Bentley, and a series of clips in which he states his position on a number of issues, including centrali...
Oct 17th, 2014
AWARE News Network Robert Swayze, Collingwood’s integrity commissioner, has found that Deputy Mayor Rick Lloyd violated the town’s code of conduct when he voted on a matter involving the Admiral Collingwood Development Corporation (ACDC), owned by Steve Assaff, who is also the fundraising chair of Ll...
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...