There’s something ‘fishy’ about allowing online voting ( letter to Editor March 19, 2014)

The following  from 2014.. is still true today..

WE NEED A FAIR ELECTION PROCESS IN 2018

Dear Editor,

I’m a first time writer, longtime reader and I’ve bit my tongue for long enough.

I decided to write today because I sense that there’s something fishy going on with city council these days.

I find it interesting that most of our councillors are one-sidedly in favour of opening the polls over the phone and the Internet.

 

This is a big change compared to the old-style paper in ballot box method used in previous elections, which our councillors have had success with.

This sparks the question, why are they so in favour of this new style which they are not familiar with? For some reason, all of a sudden, they want to change the way we vote?

I saw firsthand the effect the robocall scandal had in Guelph in the last federal election. By the time it got out, it was too late. Over with and too bad. Oops! What’s done is done. What are ya gonna do?

I’m all in favour of finding an easier way for us to vote, but I’m a little cautious on this one. Maybe, (just throwing this out there) our council members feel they somehow have an advantage by changing our traditional method to help get re-elected.

I don’t want to use the word cheating, but it’s not cheating if you don’t get caught. And heck, the federal government does it, so why not?

Another point I’d like to add is that some of these councillors often make decisions, whether or not in the best interest of the people of Cambridge. History shows that people who crave power are vulnerable to immoral acts for personal goals. I’d like to think most of them are honestly trying something new for a better poll turn out, but who knows?

From what I can smell, something’s going on in city council these days. Don’t even get me started on the LRT whale of a dead fish.  

As citizens, we need to keep our eyes and ears open and ask these questions before another fast one is pulled on us.

When the polls close this fall, I sincerely hope my ward elects someone who is in it for us and can stick up for us at city council, and is elected 100 per cent fairly, not someone who craves power, which in turn makes them vulnerable.

Aaron Fisher

Cambridge

https://www.cambridgetimes.ca/opinion-story/4419968-there-s-something-fishy-about-allowing-online-voting/

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One Response to There’s something ‘fishy’ about allowing online voting ( letter to Editor March 19, 2014)

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    Maggie Smith March 19, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Yes “fishy” is the word. We must push for RANKED VOTING. Need more advertising info on this. Is easy to understand – we walked through it. Easy. Too bad Trudeau didn’t keep his word. Guess he is on same wave-length as Craig.
    Let’s hope for a more honest vote in 2018. Need this City to be fixed. We have a Mayor on a power trip and a very dysfunctional Council. Well Reid isn’t dysfunctional – she is just a Craig robot.
    So Aaron Fisher – tell everyone about Ranked voting. Get the word out there. London is discussing it. At least their are investigating it. Our Council has a closed mind – well closed by Craig. Good Article Aaron.

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