[kwlug-disc] Asking questions of candidates during the election.
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Mar 31 14:54:34 EDT 2011
On Thu, 2011-03-31 at 14:24 -0400, Ralph Janke wrote:
> 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.
What happened to write-ins? Can't one just ask for a blank ballot on
election day and pencil in any name?
I thought anyone can be a candidate.
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