The speeches have all been made, points argued and platforms outlined — and now municipal election day is here. The candidates have had their time to convince voters why they should be part of running their communities and it’s now up to voters to make carefully considered choices.
Most communities have plenty of candidates to choose from and voting takes just a few minutes to complete.
There is no excuse not to cast a ballot and have a say into how your community will be run for the next four years.
Turnout for municipal elections in this province have been shamefully low and that needs to be improved upon. Municipal councils have a direct impact on our lives and we need the best and most dedicated candidates elected.
Voters should by now know the issues and have listened to the candidates.
Don’t base your vote on who you don’t want to win.
Choose the people from your community you think will do the best job for you, your family and your neighbours.
Communities in the province — especially smaller towns — have a difficult time keeping services running because of small tax bases and shrinking populations.
That requires hard work and imagination from those who sit around council tables and vote on decisions that have an impact which hits close to home.
Vote today. It’s your right and duty.