James Bay

November 10, 2008 at 11:12 pm 1 comment

I had a great day walking the streets of James Bay knocking on doors. I was a bit hesitant about going door-to-door; I thought people hate solicitors more than telemarketers. But to my surprise most people seem genuinely happy to hear from a candidate. A lot of people are confused by the presence of 35 Council candidates, not to mention the eight mayoral candidates, plus the school board and CRD elections. Add to this the fact that the local media seems unable to properly inform their readership on the candidates much more than a paragraph on their website or newspaper and it would appear that folks are starving for real information that will help them make a decision.

That’s why the Internet will be of increasing importance in future elections. Information in electronic form empowers voters and democratizes the process. It costs nothing to set up a site like the one you’re reading now and it contains far more information than a profile or pamphlet does.

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to mark Saturday, November 15 on your calendar.

Entry filed under: Election 2008.

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