One-stop shop for election info
Looking for information to help bring you up to speed on the municipal elections in the Region of Waterloo election? A group of local volunteers have created WaterlooRegionVotes.org, a one-stop voting information spot.
The website aims to make getting informed easier ahead of election day, October 22.
“Only about one-third of people cast a vote in municipal elections,” says co-founder of CivicTechWR Kristina Taylor in a release. “Municipal politics affects your life far more than any other level of government which is why we are aiming to get more people engaged and out to the polls with waterlooregionvotes.org.”
People express that they struggle with municipal elections because they don’t know where to go to find information on the candidates or don’t understand how municipal governance affects their daily lives, she notes.
“Our regional government structure means that voters can be easily overwhelmed at the ballot box,” says Robert J. Williams, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Waterloo and a specialist in Canadian municipal government and politics. “Having a one-stop shop for candidate information and events can help people make an informed decision on October 22.”
WaterlooRegionVotes.org has compiled candidate listings, events, news articles, and more into an easy to navigate website.