Although many in the GTA have little or no interest in wasting even half an hour of their lives to go to their nearest voting station, it may help to do so and dislodge some of those councillors who’ve been sitting there for years being re-elected because no one went to vote them out. So, here’s your chance to give someone else a change. Voting day is Oct. 22, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To vote, you must be all the following: A Canadian citizen; at least 18 years old; a resident of the city where you are voting, or a non-resident of the city where you or your spouse own or rent property; or not otherwise prohibited under the Municipal Elections Act.
In the 2018 municipal election, eligible voters will be electing the following: A mayor, ward councillors and school board trustees.
Municipal government is responsible for most community affairs: Parks and recreation, local roads, fire and emergency services, public transit, libraries, arts and culture, animal control, bylaw enforcement, snow removal, tax collection, public health, seniors’ services, children’s services, economic development, garbage and recycling, water and wastewater services and urban planning.
For the location of election day polling centres visit your city’s official website. -CINEWS