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 13470 Ballots cast 3648 Turnout 27.08% Mayor Mike Burkett 3051 Philip Sled 482 Deputy-Mayor Judith Cox acclaimed Ward 1 Mark Taylor acclaimed Ward 2 Jane Dunlop 600 Jessica Gunby 115 Ward 3 Colin Bidmead 300 Ian Crichton 388 Ward 4 Ron Stevens 529 Karen Marriott 254 Ward 5 Richard ...
Oct 28th, 2014
By Gisele Winton Sarvis Orillia Packet & Times Severn Mayor Mike Burkett was elected to a second term in the township, garnering about five times the number of votes over his lone contender, former mayor Phil Sled. “It tells me that the past council did very well and the people were very happy. I...
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 – Mike Burkett – 705-689-8377 (Incumbent) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Philip Sled – 705-686-7935 Questionnaire answers: se-sled Email: email@example.com Deputy-Mayor – Judith Cox – 705-835-2969 (Incumbent) Email: judithcox@hotm...
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 ...