Voting

Not voting? Here’s 5 reasons to change your mind

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Democracy is something that benefits everyone, and its health depends on all of us. If you’re not planning on voting on October 22, this post is for you. Think about reconsidering that decision, because in reality, your vote does matter, and could make the difference!   Results can be closer than you think!   Think…

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School Trustees 101

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School boards set goals for students and make strategic plans for the for education across the province, are made up of a team of elected officials. These elected officials are known as trustees, and their positions will be on the ballot this October!

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Okay, but do I have to pick three candidates on my ballot?

So, you’ve visited Electipieda.ca, scoured Twitter, gone to candidate meetings, and know the issues that matter to you. Great! But what if you really only like one or two candidates for mayor or council? Do you have to make three choices on the new ranked ballot? We’ve gotten this question (or variants on it) a…

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The Importance of Municipal Politics

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In Canada, we pay a lot of attention to provincial and federal politics. The news is filled with the intrigue and drama of parties and politicians, and many of us have strong opinions on what’s going on in Ottawa or Toronto. But what about at the local level of municipal politics? Do you know who…

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Ranked Ballots: Everything You Wanted To Know (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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What is the new voting system being implemented by the City of London for the upcoming election? London is the first city in Canada to use a ranked ballot approach to elect the mayor and city council. This type of system can have several names, including a preferential ballot or instant runoff ballot. How is…

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