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 12350 votes cast 4560 turnout 36% Mayor Terry Dowdall 2542 Archie Duckworth 1385 Deputy Mayor Sandy Macdonald 705-424-6844 acclaimed Ward 1 Keith White 1198 Scott Martin 544 Ward 2 Michael Smith 621 Shawn Bubel 388 Helen Barsby 88 Ward 3 Ron Henderson 515 Mike Van Tol 111 Patric...
Oct 28th, 2014
By Bob Bruton Barrie Examiner ESSA TOWNSHIP – Terry Dowdall was re-elected mayor Monday. Dowdall won a second term by defeating Archie Duckworth; Dowdall finished with 2,453 votes, while Duckworth had 1,385 votes. Ketih White is the Ward 1 councillor elect after receiving 730 votes. Scott Martin achi...
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 Terry Dowdall 705-423-1154 Archie Duckworth 705-4243065 firstname.lastname@example.org Questionnaire answers: es-duckworth Deputy Mayor Sandy Macdonald 705-424-6844 ACCLAIMED Ward 1 Keith White Tele 705-424-6231 Cell 705-733-5489 Questionnaire answers: es-white Email: kei...
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
AWARE Essa is hosting two public meetings for candidates running for municipal office in Essa Township. Thursday, October 16, 2014 Ivy Orange Hall * 5075 Sideroad 20, Ivy 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – Meet and Greet Candidates (informal) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Question & Answer (chaired ...
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...