De­bates set as vot­ing time nears

The Glengarry News - - Front Page -

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.

On­line vot­ing

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.

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