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
Mayor Basil CLARKE 2,157 Bill DUFFY 1,383 Arnold GUETTLER 37 Shannon O’DONNELL 1,565 Deputy Mayor Mandy DAVISON 1,004 Mike HARRINGTON 1,642 John O’DONNELL 2,367 Ward I Marilyn BROOKS 505 Ken BURD 190 Ward 2 Bert HARRINGTON 390 Gus PILGER 472 Margaret SHARPE 504 Ward 3 Erika NEHER 823 Donald YOUNG 460...
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 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 21st, 2014
Sept. 23rd WARD # 1 Ramona Hall 7:00pm – 9:30pm Sept. 25th WARD # 3 Joyland Beach Community Centre 7:00pm – 9:30pm Sept. 30th WARD # 4 Brechin Legion 7:00pm – 9:30pm October 1 WARD # 2 Bayshore Village Comm...
Sep 21st, 2014
Township election page Mayor – Basil Clarke – 705-327-3426 Email: – Bill Duffy – 705-326-3915 (Incumbent) Email: – Arnold Guettler – 705-484-5403 Email: email@example.com – Shannon O’Donnell – 705-345-9177 ra-odonnell Email: shannonformayor@gmai...
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...