The seemingly endless saga of the municipal election will finally come to a close on Monday, Oct. 27, when Clerk’s Departments across North Durham tally the votes to see just who will represent us locally for the next four years.
As in the past, this election has generally been a cordial affair between candidates with everyone sharing the same goal of providing sound leadership to local municipalities.
Hopefully, everyone reading this will have already taken the time to fill out and return their ballot. After all, this is the time when municipal matters take centre stage, and with any luck, North Durham will continue to lead the way in the province in regards to voter turnout.
The next step will be for the community to stay engaged over the next four years, and ensure that those elected are following through on the pledges they’ve made over these past nine-and-a-half months.
The only real issue with the municipal election we at The Standard have had is, once again, the amount of time the process takes up. After all, if provincial and federal elections can be wrapped up in six weeks, then why does the lowest tier of government need almost the entire calendar year?
It’s been an enjoyable ride, and we would like to thank all of those who voted for taking the time to have their say in the future of their municipality. We would also like to thank all of those who put their names forward for having the courage to stand up in front of their peers and ask for the privilege of representing them.
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