October 17, 2020 is election day for Municipalities across Nova Scotia. We are in unprecedented times. For all of us, dealing with Covid-19 has been a challenge. We have also had droughts during the past 4 years. The health and safety of our residents is priority. It is imperative that the residents of the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth pay attention to the decisions being made by council. Not exciting to watch but important, council meetings are usually available on FB live which I requested during my first year. Transparency is so important. Since the pandemic began, we have been meeting via zoom which are recorded and then posted. All of our meetings are available on youtube.com. Please take some time to see how your councillors vote on important matters.
One recent decision was to switch to electronic voting. While it wasn’t everyone’s first choice, it was the right thing to do during Covid-19 for residents and staff. We have chosen to use http://www.intelivote.com/ a system widely used across Canada.
There will be three ways to vote via: phone, computer or a kiosk at the Municipal building. You will receive a PIN number and instructions in the mail, please do not share this with anyone unless they have signed a proxy allowing them to help you. DO NOT SHARE with election candidates. The Voting Days have been set from October 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM until October 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM so you can vote anytime during that period.
If you need help, please call the Voters Help Line 902-742-7159!! Most importantly VOTE!
Stay safe, stay heathy!