Technical Issues Highlight the Concerns of Many About Electronic Voting

StephenVance 270Back in April I wrote an editorial suggesting that we might want to reconsider our use of electronic voting for our municipal elections. The system failure with less than two hours before the close of the voting period on Monday resulted in an extension of the voting period by 24 hours, and will no doubt reignite discussion and debate on the topic.

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What is the 'Right Council' For Meaford?

StephenVance 270Monday, October 22 is municipal election day, and I have heard some folks express a desire to see Meaford elect the 'right council' for this municipality. While I agree with the sentiment, I would suggest that in a democracy like ours, whoever is elected on Monday will be the 'right council' for this municipality, as it will be the desire of a majority of voters.

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Deciding Who to Vote For Isn't Easy, and Time is Running Out

StephenVance 270Hopefully all of our readers had a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend filled with turkey, laughter, and some pumpkin pie. For me, the Thanksgiving weekend was a good time to take my newspaper hat off, and review our slate of council candidates from a personal perspective.

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Words Matter

StephenVance 270Residents who have expressed concern about language in the new parks use bylaw that closes Meaford's public parks through the winter months are right to be concerned, because words matter, and the way the bylaw reads, Meaford, the town that has been striving to be a year-round tourist destination, is closed for business during the winter where parks are concerned.

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