Campaign starts this week
People have become a lot more interested in municipal politics over the last year, finally realizing that, of all the levels of government, it is the level ‘closest to home’ and deserves as much surveillance as other levels. So, things should get interesting in the next few weeks as people start coming out of the woodwork, hopefully, to throw their hats into the ring. At Townshippers’ Day on Saturday, an event that often has political undertones, one local politician mentioned that no less than three people would be vying for the mayor’s seat in Waterville, just as an example. I also met a young Francophone there who stated he would be trying to unseat the Lennoxville borough president, David Price, on November 3rd.
For those interested in running in this election, they can submit their candidacies between September 20th and October 4th, 4:30 pm. The following day, those candidates elected by acclamation (no-one ran against them) will be announced. Also during that week, residents can expect to receive a notice in the mail of who is on the electoral list, giving them a little time to contact their municipality if they are not on the list. The vote takes place on November 3rd.