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How Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston federal election candidates are spending election day

After a short 5-week campaign, voters are casting the ballots for the next federal candidates today. Polling locations close at 9:30 p.m. today, and local candidates are keeping busy and staying in touch with their teams and voters throughout the day. Here’s how each of the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston candidates will be

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Kingston and area federal election 2021: Have your say

On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canadians will be going to the polls in September for a federal election. Only two parties have nominated a candidate in Kingston and the Islands so far. The deadline to nominate candidates is Monday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m.,

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Algonquin Negotiation Representative election process begins

Ballots are being mailed out today for the election of Algonquin Negotiation Representative (ANR) in three communities in Ontario. The ANRs include the Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and one representative from each of the nine other Algonquin communities. Six candidates have been acclaimed by

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Ted Hsu wins provincial Liberal nomination for Kingston and the Islands

Ted Hsu has won the nomination to run as the Liberal contender for Kingston and the Islands in the next provincial election. Hsu, a physicist and former Member of Parliament for the riding, was nominated on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, winning the nomination over previous MPP Sophie Kiwala. The next

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A letter to political hopefuls

Dear Aspiring Politician, As the spouse of a Liberal supporter, I have a few things to say to those of you on the campaign trail. In my home there are two voters, myself and my husband. That means there are two opinions you may be able to sway. Personally, I

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Over 10 per cent of the electorate has already voted – Have you?

With the final day for voting in the Kingston municipal election only three days away, it’s time to make sure you are ready and able to cast your vote if you haven’t already. According to the City of Kingston, almost 9,000 Kingstonians have already voted – 4,854 voted online, and

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Open Kingston offers voters online resource during election

It’s the last week leading up to the election, which means now is a crucial time for the public to make the important decisions about how they’ll cast their votes. With 40 people running for Kingston City Council, it can certainly be difficult for citizens to navigate through the visits

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Investigation finds suspected vote manipulation in Kingstonist municipal election poll

A Kingstonist investigation into one of its recent online polls has revealed what we believe are attempts to manipulate results with fake votes. Our investigation was initiated on October 8th after Kingstonist administration and readers observed what appeared to be unusual activity in the poll. It was completed on October

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Understanding the ranked ballot referendum question

On Saturday, October 22, 2018, voters in Kingston have the opportunity to vote in a referendum on whether they want their city council elected through a ranked ballot. Here’s a brief overview of benefits and problems of the current system and a ranked ballot system. Single member plurality or first-past-the-post

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Workers needed for upcoming election – and it pays $200+ per day

If you have taken an interest in the municipal election, and you’re interested in making $200 or more in one day, the City of Kingston has an opportunity for you. The Kingston Elections Office is now accepting applications for the following positions: site supervisors, deputy returning officers, machine operators, and

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Portsmouth candidates agree to no signs during campaign

Carrying on a tradition nearly a decade old, the candidates running to represent Portsmouth District in the upcoming municipal election have agreed they will not use election signs during their campaigns. The last time election signs were used by candidates in Portsmouth District was during the 2006 municipal election, said

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Eric Lee seeks elevation to Kingston’s highest office

A little less than a week before nominations for Kingston’s municipal elections closed, Eric Lee decided to get the necessary nomination signatures and throw his proverbial hat in the ring for the mayor’s seat, ending the possibility of incumbent Bryan Paterson obtaining an acclamation in the 2018 election. While it

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