Friday, October 8, 2010

Somerset Ward All-Candidates Meeting, October 19, 2010

The Centretown Citizens Community Association and the Dalhousie Community Association, which together cover all of Somerset Ward, are teaming up to organize the only All-Candidates Meeting for Ward 14. It will take place on the CCCA's normal meeting date, October 19, 2010--the third Tuesday of the month--in the council chambers at Ottawa City Hall. All are welcome to this free event.

Candidates Don Fex, Diane Holmes, and Barkley Pollock have confirmed their attendance. (Susan Miller has not responded.)

Bring your friends and family to hear the candidates speak about their vision, and respond to questions from the community. Some refreshments will be available, and the CCCA and DCA will be accepting donations to defray the cost of the event.

If you're already on the CCCA's e-mail list, you'll already have heard about it. You can join the list at the list page, or e-mail me and I can add you on. The CCCA's next event will be the Annual General Meeting in November, and I hope you'll come to that, too!

For more information on where the candidates stand, see this EMC Ottawa West article, and check out their responses to Citizens for Safe Cycling's election survey.

Voting Information

Remember to vote in the municipal election for Mayor, Councillor, and School Board Trustee. Election Day is Monday, October 25, and polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. You should have received by now a voting card that tells you where to vote. Here is a map of Somerset Ward's boundaries. Click to enlarge:

If you can't make it on that day, there's also an advance poll on Thursday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. On the advance poll day, some buildings in the ward will have polls in their lobbies for tenants of those buildings; otherwise Canadian citizens residing in Somerset Ward can go to McNabb Community Centre to vote in the advance poll. Or you can appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf.

If you are not yet registered to vote or didn't receive your voting card, go to - specifically to this page to find out where you vote. Make sure to bring proper identification with you. You must use either "method one" or "method two" to provide identification to vote--even if you received the notice in the mail.

(Note: I am the Corporate Secretary of the CCCA and the Vice-President of the DCA, the two groups sponsoring this event.)

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