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 7123 turnout 46.5% Mayor Gerry MARSHALL 2257 Michael CADIEUX 956 Deputy Mayor Anita DUBEAU 1723 Jamie Robitaille 1529 Councillor Ward 1 Doug RAWSON 1030 (elected) Dan LAROSE 746 (elected) Debbie LEVY 731 (elected) Ron LEPAGE 622 Helen LUZIUS 444 Councillor Ward 2 Doug LEROUX 1098 (ele...
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 20th, 2014
Town election page Mayor – Mike Cadieux – 705-549-9554 Questionnaire answers: pe-cadieux Email: email@example.com – Gerry Marshall – 705-549-1829 (Incumbent) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy-Mayor – Jamie Robitaille – 705-790-9198 Email: pqualityhomepr...
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...
Sep 11th, 2014
From Gerry Marshall campaign A chance to meet Gerry and the campaign team and shareyour concerns and thoughts for the upcoming election. Join the “Kick-Off” at Jan’s Tea Room, 61 Main St. Penetanguishene, Wednesday September 17, 4-7pm. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP appreciated to ongeorgiansh...