An updated memo from our clerks department around many questions some have had regarding online voting is available by clicking HERE. It’s a good read. Starts on page 13 and is about 7 pages long.
Close to 300 emails from citizens have already made it into our city clerks department with the majority in favour of keeping accessible online voting for the 2018 election as was used successfully in 2014.
For those that emailed into city hall, to your councillors, and to me, I do thank you for doing so – whether or not you’re for or against.
I want to be clear: I was, and still am, standing up for what I believe is the right thing to do – Keep accessible online voting for 2018.
Yet concerns still exist from some. Perhaps there is a way of addressing some of these concerns raised just enough that compromise can be achieved?
I have been working on a “meet in the middle” position and if there’s something I’ve learned it is that the first step to even discussing a potential compromise is to acknowledge when your own position shouldn’t discount opposing positions outright or label them negatively – Any dissenting opinion on this topic deserves equal consideration.
We’ll see what happens tonight. Whatever the outcome, it is Council’s will. Meeting starts at 6:30pm.