Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.
This week’s challenge encourages you to:
Confirm that you are eligible to vote. Kingston’s next municipal and school board elections are scheduled to take place on the 27th of October 2014. In order to avoid complications at the polling station, the city is encouraging residents to confirm their eligibility to vote! You can do this by entering your name and address online, or by inspecting the Voter’s List in person at City Hall and various other locations. Having completed the online version, I can assure you it takes less than 10 seconds to confirm. If you’re not on the list, you can submit an Application to Amend the Voters’ List at any of the locations listed here. On a seperate but related note, the deadline for prospective hopefuls to file papers to run in the next municipal election is 2pm tomorrow.
Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.
Photo credit to Mark Deckers.