Town encourages engagement in election

On Oct. 22, thousands of electors will have their say on their next Whitchurch-Stouffville mayor, council members and school board trustees.

In the 2014 municipal election the town had a 45 per cent voter turnout with seven per cent participating in the advance vote. This year, 7.5 per cent of eligible voters came out to the advance polls. In the 2014 election the average York Region turnout was 30-40 per cent, while Whitchurch-Stouffville exceeded that.

“We are excited that the community is engaged in the election and who will represent them on council,” says Gillian Angus-Traill, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville clerk. “We are hoping the voter turnout is as high as 2014 and may even exceed the number given the increased interest at this years advance polls. Voting gives electors a chance to exercise their democratic right and choose their future leaders.”

Voting will start at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22 and will end at 8 p.m. that evening. Unofficial results will be available later that night. Residents are invited to follow the unofficial election results on the town’s website at elections.townofws.ca/results. Unofficial results for the races of mayor, ward councillors and school board trustees will be posted online as each of the 50 polling station returns results to the town clerk.

For more information or to see voting locations visit elections.townofws.ca.

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