[kwlug-disc] Asking questions of candidates during the election.

Ralph Janke txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 31 14:24:40 EDT 2011


  On 03/31/2011 02:17 PM, Chris Frey wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 09:11:43AM -0400, Ralph Janke wrote:
>> A candidate must collect 100 signatures of Electors in their riding
>> in order to accepted by the election commission. I believe the deadline
>> for the paperwork is April 10.
> Probably not in my riding anyway, but do these signatures mean
> "I plan to vote for this candidate" or "I think this candidate is
> a worthy addition to the race, let the best man win"?
>
> - Chris
>
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A signature means

"I think this candidate is a worthy addition to the race, let the best man/woman win" - there
are no requirements to vote for the candidate (Could not be enforced anyway since it
is a secret ballot).

It is just a means to prevent 1000s of candidates to nominate themselves without any
support in the riding at all. It takes some effort to get 100 signatures together if
you are not an established party.




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