It’s October 27, 2014 and it’s elections day all across the Greater Toronto Area. People are flocking to the polls to elect their mayors, councilors, and school board trustees.
In Toronto, mayoral candidates John Tory, Doug Ford, and Olivia Chow made their final pitches over the weekend and admitted to having a bright outlook for election night. They are looking forward to putting this campaigning to rest and have breather on Tuesday.
With candidates being allowed to register in January, the campaign amounted to a 10-month political marathon. Although very few people kept count, there have been approximately 60 candidates meeting. That’s plenty of time for voters to be acquainted with, or tired of, each candidate.
In other parts of the city, things are as heated. Aurora has 28 candidates vying for the 8 councilor seats. In Thornhill Ward 5/Markham Ward 1, a total of 9 candidates are running for the Public School Board Trustee, a position currently held by the incumbent Susan Geller. A once sleepy town, Richmond Hill has also seen its share of municipal drama, including lawsuits, police calls, and divisive alliances.
But in the Township of King, things are less heated. The mayoral candidate Steve Pelligrini was acclaimed and so was the Ward 1 Councilor Cleve Mortelliti. That has not prevented people from going to the poll and exercising their civic duty. There’s only been a 3% decrease in votes (in comparison to last elections) at the advance voting polls.
Social Media has been abuzz since Rob Ford rescinded his candidacy and his brother, Doug Ford, took over. Most major candidates running for councilor or mayor have a sizable Twitter following as well as Facebook fans. The hashtag #Toronto has been used on and off to express opinions and share news about what is happening in the city and who users believe is the right candidate for the position.
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iRISEmedia digital marketing team would like to wish all candidates the best of luck tonight. We encourage all eligible voters to get out and vote because every voice counts!
As well best of luck to our Digital Marketing Executive Alex Noudelman as he runs for Public School Board Trustee in King and Aurora.