Archive for the ‘Voter Turnout -- Municipal’ Category

Ward 1 Meeting - It was a good meeting

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

On Wednesday I attended the Ward 1 meeting held by Councillor Marilyn Crawford,  on my facebook it was pointed out that Councillor Crawford had lost in the last election, oops, I forgot about him.  When I saw Crawford I mean Marilyn now. 

When I arrived I was surprised by the amount of people in attendance 30+, it was held at Vimy Ridge school on Telford Street, perhaps the communication from the school is better then others, there were community representatives from Neighbourhood watch in attendance as well.   Here is a google map link to the area, since I was not a resident of the ward some references to street names and the surrounding references did not mean anything to me.  (more…)

Ward 1 meeting- exceeded expectations!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Just got back from the meeting, over 30 people there! and it was just Ward 1! more to come later but wanted to say that Councillor Crawford is using the money on ward meetings instead of going to conferences.

Very positive meeting even with Michael Baker in attendance :)

I will update tomorrow for sure.

Ward 1 Councillor Open House - Jan 25th

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Councillor: Marylyn Crawford
Where: 40 Telford Drive - Vimy Ridge School it says on signs.
When- 7pm

This is only Ward 1 this time, not sure if Shaun Collier is there in his Regional capacity , the community ad only had Marilyn’s picture. 

And for the record,  I have still NOT seen anything similar in South Ajax, no idea why. 

I will be attending, I do find them enjoyable and interesting even if I don’t live in the ward, yes I know it makes me wierd.  :)

Ward 1 and 2 Councillors Community Open House

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

March 29th - 7pm at the Kinsmen Heritage Centre.   Here are the details.

Marilyn Crawford, Shaun Collier and Renrick Ashby will be in attendance.   The last time I went to a ward meeting for councillors, the mayor did all the talking and councillors just sat on chairs twiddling their thumbs.   Let’s hope this one is different.  

I have the perfect Date for next Municipal Election - being Political

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The next Municipal Election should be around December 2 or so.  Why on this date you ask ?   

I just saw the Ajax Community Recreation and Parks guide.  Walk in registration starts on December 2nd.  More people sign up for programs then voted I bet !   Make people vote before they sign up their kid for swimming lessons! (more…)

Fun with Election Math - Local Races more meaningful?? Ballot design?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I took the Election Results and wanted to count up and compare the races. More voted in the local races then in the total of the Regional Races and all the people that voted locally did not cast a ballot for the Mayor.   The ballots are not spoiled because they are counted for the local races. Here are the total counts. 

 Stolen from newsadvertiser Reka’s blog, thanks,  (more…)

Ajax Results 2010 -

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Uneventful,   here are the results from Reka’s blog.   She had lost of pics also,  I was not able to make it to Town Hall. 

The election is over the people have spoken,  well 17,000 or so.   Voter turnout is up 3% to 26% from 23% but it is not something to be proud of and Ajax (Citizens– I am referring to) should still be ashamed of itself for this apathy that is rampant. 

4 more years to work on it for Voices of Ajax.   New things coming.  

Taking a bit of a breather for a bit.  

Congrats to all ,  time to move on.   I can accept democracy but not apathy.

The winners that submitted surveys ,  they will stay on the page for your Term,  that would be Marilyn Crawford  and Shaun Collier.   Thanks for participating by the way, it was appreciated that you felt it worthwhile.   

Marilyn has committed to regular town hall meetings in her ward. 

Mr. Baker, please keep us informed of the sound system issue.

 There won’t be a new council meeting until December. 

Congrats to all the new councillors in Durham.

On Assignment -Out of Town - Don’t forget to VOTE VOTE VOTE

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I will be on assignment from Friday so if you want to send me your latest election scandal , it will have to wait until Sunday. 

I am going undercover so if you see me having a great time in Niagara Falls with my girlfriends keep quiet and don’t blow my cover.  

I wrote a letter to the editor in 2006 and vowed to get 10 people to vote that never voted before.  I may have through this blog but I don’t really know.   I did get a some people to vote that never have but I did not make it to my goal of 10 that I know of.    I have neighbours on my own street that are new to Ajax and they were going to vote after some years of not participating. 

We will have more debates in 4 years time.  Voices of Ajax will put on 2 debates, this is in addition to the CDCD that will do their debates- I assume they will .  If they do the same model this is how it will work. (more…)

Symbols and Optics - no big deal it’s only local

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

In Politics everything can be a symbol.   It was not a lot of money that was brought in to the 2006 campaign to re-elect Colleen Jordan via a reported 50/50 draw and a raffle , it was $396 ,  the winner received cash since it is a 50/50 and they more then likely donated it right back to the campaign and received the rebate, exploiting the full intent of the program.  The financial report does not specify how much was 50/50 and how much was a raffle, it could be one amount , who knows.   A “Pass the Hat” style of raising cash at an event is allowed and acceptable up to $10.00 per person and no receipt need to be given.  (more…)

Advance voting starts - Navigate this blog - General Comments 4 year plan

Friday, October 8th, 2010

You can VOTE VOTE starting tomorrow,  here are the details on advance voting.    Avoid the rush VOTE early.

To see Candidate Profiles on this blog please scroll down and on the right in the section call Pages . you will see them listed.

To Navigate this site ,  you can always click the VOTE in the Title to take you back to the main starting point.  Blogs are structured in a reverse chronological order with most recent blog posts at the top.   You can click on the Categories to the right and see all posts relating to this Election period in order.  

The blog is about 3 years and one month old , you can view archives by month selection also.   If you are on twitter you can find me at VoicesofAjax  , post alerts and I admit sometimes plain silly tweets with no real purpose but to make one chuckle.  (more…)