Debates set as voting time nears
North and South Glengarry voters can begin casting ballots next Wednesday to choose municipal council and school board members.
In the meantime, tonight (October 10), the Alexandria and District Chamber Of Commerce is hosting a forum at 7 p.m. at the Glengarry Sports Palace.
Two meet-the-candidates debates are scheduled for South Glengarry.
A meeting sponsored by the Martintown Goodtimers club is set for October 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Martintown Community Centre, 4850 County Road 20.
Next Tuesday, October 16, financial advisor Chris Bourgon is hosting a debate at 6 p.m. at the Location: Precieux Sang Catholic Church, 18314 County Road 2, in Glen Walter.
By now, eligible electors should have received in the mail voter informration letters, which include personal identification numbers.
Voters can cast ballots using the Internet or by telephone from 9 a.m. October 17 and 8 p.m. October 22.
In North Glengarry, people who do not have access to the internet are advised to visit a County Library branch or the township office. For support, call 613-774-2105.
In South Glengarry, the municipal office in Lancaster is the Voter Help Centre.
Who is running
In both municipalities, while the mayor positions were both filled by acclamation, large numbers of hopefuls are vying for other municipal council seats.
In North Glengarry, elections are being held for the deputy mayor, councillor-atlarge and the Alexandria and Lochiel councillor posts.
The Maxville and Kenyon councillor seats were filled by acclamation.
In South Glengarry, the deputy mayor seat is being contested while 12 candidates are vying for the three councillor jobs.
Two candidates, John Danaher and Marshall Wilson, are hoping to represent Glengarry and Stormont on the Upper Canada District School Board.
The winners will serve four-year terms.