Cam­paign starts this week

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

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.

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