Working hard to get voters out: municipal clerks explain what’s happening in Northumberland

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During the last election in 2018, voter turnout in Northumberland varied widely. In Brighton, there was nearly a 60 percent turnout. That is huge. And it is way over the average turnout. For municipalities the size of Brighton, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario says it is usually 45 percent of eligible voters.

Down at the bottom of the list was Alnwick/Haldimand with 24 percent. That is half the average. Second to last was Hamilton Township, with 28 percent.

Pretty dismal.

I was pleased to talk to the municipal clerks of those two townships. They will tell us some pretty important information. You will hear about getting on the voter’s list. They will explain how you can vote to start this week. And they will tell you everything they do to encourage people to vote. Here is that interview.

Originally aired: October 14, 2022

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