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
Registered voters 23,003 Ballots cast 9232 Turnout 40.13% Mayor Steve Clarke 8090 John Edward Maxwell 900 Ward 1 Donald Porter 118 Mike Chatzikyriakos 73 Joe Fecht 690 Ted Emond 1125 Douglas Winterburn 124 Sarah Valiquette 951 David Campbell 671 Wayne Gardy 378 John Swartz 463 Ward 2 John Beck 94 Bra...
Oct 28th, 2014
By Dave Dawson Orillia Packet & Times For the first time in recent memory — perhaps ever — not a single incumbent was re-elected to Orillia city council. “I think it’s a reflection of the angst the last council created in our community,” Ted Emond, a former mayor who was elected to council in Wa...
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 election page Mayor – Steve Clarke – 705-329-0943 / 705-329-8153 Email: email@example.com – John Edward Maxwell – 705-327-8981 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ward 1 – Dona...
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...
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 ...
Sep 19th, 2014
One of the questions on the questionnaire AWARE Simcoe has sent out to candidate is: If elected, will you support the creation of a lobby registry for local and County government? Some candidates – those new to the workings of municipal government – have asked for more information about what w...