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: 13,160 Ballots: 5,416 Turnout: 41.16% Mayor Gord McKAY 2,449 James M. DOWNER 1,988 Jonathan REID 461 Stephan M. KRAMP 448 Sid A. HUTCHINSON 32 Deputy Mayor Mike ROSS 2,067 Ruth M. HACKNEY 1,398 Bob JEFFERY 1,196 Doug REED 544 Malcolm DILTS 54 Ward 1 Jonathan G. MAIN 1,020 Patricia FI...
Oct 28th, 2014
By Jenni Dunning Midland Mirror MIDLAND – Midlanders voted Monday for another four years with Gord McKay as mayor. Mike Ross will take over as deputy mayor. McKay beat former mayor Jim Downer – who he narrowly defeated in the 2010 municipal election – by 461 ballots this time around. McKay got 2,449...
Oct 28th, 2014
Across Simcoe County, voters make clear they want change By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Updated October 29, 2014 Anti-sprawl candidates have swept to office in two battleground municipalities in Simcoe County. Not even a message from Premier Kathleen Wynne could save the pro-development incumbent...
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 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 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 22nd, 2014
From: Peter E Davenport Tiny Township Hello again, it’s ELECTION TIME! Of that – I’m well AWARE… Filed back in January ~ With the CANDIDATE – LIST, quite bare It’s been a quiet Summer ~ Compared to ‘twenty-ten’ Night & day, I’d dare to say But...