Edmonton Minute: Election Day, Referendum Day, and How To Vote
Edmonton Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Edmonton politics
This Week In Edmonton:
It’s finally municipal election day! Here in Edmonton, you can vote from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm at your assigned polling station. If you don't know where that is, check out where to vote in your neighbourhood here.
To help you decide how to vote, we've put together a really comprehensive set of information. We have a recently updated and expanded election candidate database with photos and contact info for almost every single candidate, biographies for most, video interviews for candidates that chose to participate, and survey answers from those who replied to our questions.
- Finally, when you go to vote you will also be given a provincial ballot with questions about Equalization, Daylight Savings Time, and the provincial Senate election. Our friends at Project Confederation have done a great job summarizing the Equalization debate. You’re not required to mark your municipal ballot for your provincial votes to count, and vice versa.
Last Week In Edmonton:
The provincial government said that it may open a safe injection site south of the river in the Whyte Ave area. This came as a surprise, because the provincial government had previously indicated a desire to move away from safe injection sites and into a more rehabilitative model for substance abuse.
- Earlier in October, Hope Mission, a charity that helps many of Edmonton’s most vulnerable, suffered a fire at an East Edmonton warehouse and lost a large supply of winter hats and coats for the homeless. They've put out a call for donations to replace the lost supply.
- Many Edmontonians witnessed the best of mother nature last week, when a spectacular northern lights show engulfed Edmonton and the surrounding area. Were you able to get a good picture?
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