Given the internal strife of Council, it came as no surprise as the all-male “Grimsby 5” or “Gang of 5”, which seems a more appropriate moniker given their collective agenda and bloc voting, overrode the recent election of the Heritage Committee’s new Chairperson.
Although it was only Monday that the polls closed, it along with all the campaigning seems to have been so long ago. In this post, we are going to look back at the numbers and do a little analysis on the election.
Before we get to the results, Grimsby residents should pat themselves on the back. There was a great turnout both with electronic voting and with traditional ballots at Town Hall. It shows how dedicated residents are to our community. Now onto the unofficial results…
With fall in the air, our local enclaves of forests (well, we don’t really have many left below the escarpment) are starting to turn into beautiful hues and the much loved Irish Woodlot in Grimsby is no exception. As such, we thought it would be apt to turn our “How They Voted” eyes onto the Irish Woodlot and the proposed “Livingston Avenue Extension” through it.
With electronic and telephone voting now open, we thought we would provide you with a quick list of the various debates available. Whether you are still sitting on the fence on who to vote for or already have your candidates chosen, the debates applicable to you are worth a watch.
We received a note from a reader early today asking that we check out the “Friendly By Nature” Facebook page because of a post they noticed there. Much to our surprise, we saw a sharing by FBN of an election post from the current Regional Councillor Tony Quirk.
It goes without saying that social media is playing an even more pivotal role in elections allowing candidates to connect directly to voters. Our upcoming municipal election on October 22 will be no exception and in this post and others to follow, we will take a deeper look into social media use.
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