The More You Know: HRM online voting begins TODAY

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by C. Mike Hunt, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Boots

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    Where's the best place to see results? This is ridiculous. Shouldn't have to hunt for this information.
     
  2. Boots

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    What's the holdup on the polls? :wtf:
     
  3. tribeachpunk

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    Right now? I don't think anywhere.

    The most up to date numbers are here http://www.halifax.ca/election/results/index.asp but they dropped the ball with sharing the results.
     
  4. Boots

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    Did they ever. Wow.
     
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    Best bet for coverage now is the late local news. Global is doing an election special at 11pm.
     
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    Record voter turnout!
     
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    .......heard every night at ralphs place
     
  8. Boots

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    That's a bonus.
     
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    They just said on CTV News that one of the reasons for the slow results is there are only 8 people processing the results. You'd think they would have more than that. :lol:
     
  10. Boots

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    My father was a councillor 20 years ago and I remember listening to the results come in. It usually only took an hour or two before everything was counted... this seems weird.
     
  11. Boots

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    Sue Uteck and Dawn Sloane being defeated is a good start. Good riddance to those two.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    The turnout was 37% this time? How much of that was electronic?
     
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    It is pathetic online wasnt open till the end
     
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    huh
     
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    Really? I like Uteck. I'm not saying I like everything she's done, but I like most of what she's done in our area and I would have liked to see her back.
     
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    Online voting closed on thurs, it makes no sense it wasn't open till the polls closed on sat...is electronic, not like they had to count anything
     
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    Perhaps they wanted to leave a buffer Incase there was a problem
     
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    Thats a pretty big buffer
     
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    There was like two plus weeks to vote online.....why would one or two more days matter
     
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    :werd: plenty of time to vote online

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    Ask the 60percent that didn't vote
     
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    Why was it open for 2weeks then? 20 mins shold have been more then enough
     
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    Honestly, if you are in the 60% and you didn't vote, you have no excuse. There was more than enough time to vote online and then an entire day to vote in person.
     
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    Lots of good turnouts outside HRM. Low number in HRM ight have something to do with the perceived 'coronation' of Savage.
     
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    Like boots said....no excuse. If they didn't vote in teh previous two weeks, they weren't gonna vote yesterday.

    37% voter turn out all total is pathetic....IMO HRM should be embarrassed by its lack of giving a fuck while wanting things to change for the better
     
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    It wasn't just the mayor they were voting for.

    And waht does it say about Savage that he got a magority of the votes from 37% of the people. Does that say that HRM as a whole thought he was a best choice...not really.
     
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    If I were Savage I would tell my people that while I am happy to be their mayor...I am pissed off that so many people didn't care one way or another and I would start looking into why that is.

    You can't just blame it on young voters. Though it could be a symptom of a new generation of people that don't have the same caring attitude the previous generation did.
     
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    It says the people who cared enough to go to the polls and vote wanted him as their guy. I'm sure Savage wishes he won by a 3-1-1 margin versus his closest two competitors with a 75% turnout, but no one can force us to vote.

    We had an opportunity for change, to purge the council who's been so incompetetent for years. Voters either stayed at home or voted for the status quo, for the most part.

    Does it say HRM as a whole picked Savage? No, it says the majority are too ignorant or lazy to vote. It just says the 37% who gave a a shit, thought he was the best choice..
     
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    I'm very happy voters turned out for change in my district. Not very many incumbents were defeated, and most who were, were defeated by other incumbents.

    Pretty disappointed in general though with turnout across the municipality, and the lack of change. I said last night on Twitter, it looks like we elected, for the most part, a condensed version of the same bunch of asshats we picked in '08, and '04, and further back.
     
  35. TheOldskoo

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    No matter who you are, people always say that the newest generation seems to be more careless than the previous generation. In this case, from my viewpoint, that is not true. I've never known of my folks or most of their network of friends ever voting, versus at least 3/4 of the people I know that are in my generation, that do vote.

    Can't speak for anyone else though.
     

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