Consider Municipal Politics!
Municipal government matters far more in our daily lives than most people imagine. Though you might hear more about Provincial and Federal Governments, it’s the Municipal Government that is on the ground with the people.
Getting involved is a personal decision for each candidate. Whether it is the beginning of a career as a politician looking to begin change at a grass roots level, or it’s because as a community member you want to be active in the changes that affect you personally, it can be different for every candidate. Everyone should take time to discuss with family before running, as you no longer are a private citizen, but a public figure for the community. This is not to discourage, as becoming a municipal councilor is a rewarding and positive role to take.
If you have any questions regarding running, please contact Claudine Murray at 895-8000 ext. 223
Election 2017 Info
Thursday, August 31 at the Town Office from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 14 at the Town Office from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, September 26 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town Office
Polling Stations for Election Day
(1) Recreation Center (behind Town Hall on Thorburn Road)
(2) Royal Canadian Legion, Portugal Cove
Deadline August 26
Please email (using subject line “Voters List”) or call the Alternate Returning Officer with your name, date of birth and civic address if you need to be added to the voters list (must be a Canadian citizen, 18 years or older on or before Election Day and a resident for 30 days or more prior to the election date).
Poll Clerks & Deputy Returning Officers
If you are interested in working (paid position) as a Poll Clerk or Deputy Returning Officer on Election Day, September 26th, please email or call the Alternate Returning Officer to submit your name for consideration. Experience preferred, but not mandatory.
For further information Claudine Murray, Alternate Returning Officer