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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Voter Turnout Up In Goderich Municipal Election

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

Town Clerk says 61.6% of eligible voters cast a ballot in October, an 8.6% rise from 2014.

Goderich voters have given the Simply Voting electronic election system rave reviews, following the recent municipal vote.

The digital and telephone polls were open for 11 days, until the evening of October 22nd.

Town Clerk Janice Hallahan says the results came quickly after the polls closed, but it took a bit longer than the five to 10 minutes she had predicted.

Hallahan tells Country 104.9 News that 61.6 per-cent of eligible voters cast ballots through the 11-day voting period -- an increase of 8.6 per-cent over the 2014 municipal election.

The ease of digital voting added to the general anticipation of the outcomes of races for Mayor and Deputy Mayor, won by John Grace and Myles Murdock.

Hallahan mentions that much of the Simply Voting system's success is due to Town staff, who ran an number of tests before the first day of balloting.

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