Early voters flock to Burlington

By Matthew Van Dongen Hamilton has advance poll envy. In Burlington, more than 11,000 people cast an advance poll vote – many of them online – representing close to 10 per cent of all eligible voters in the city. Toronto, too, is seeing record advance poll numbers – more than 125,000 – in the midst […]

The Fine Art of Casting a Ballot

Casting ballots in the last municipal election, in 2010. TorStar News Service

By M Adrian Brassington Historically, Hamiltonians have returned incumbent councillors more than 90 per cent of the time. Why? Familiarity? Comfort? Better the devil you know …? Fear of things getting worse than they have been? All of the above? I think if you were to examine election results going back to the 1970s, you’d […]

FEATURE: Jeff Mahoney takes on Rob Ford, school gyms & other election peculiarities

Columnist Jeff Mahoney takes on the idiosyncracies of municipal elections, from the odds of Hamilton ever facing a local version of Rob Ford, to the gyms and halls we all end up in. 

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