Callander residents turning out to rock the vote

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The doors opened at the Callander Legion on Lansdowne Street this morning at nine, and a line of democracy loving residents streamed into the building. Those early hours saw a rush of voters, but by around mid-morning, the steam turned into a trickle.

“Right off the start we were bombarded,” explained Kathy Landon, the supervising officer at the Legion polling station, by eager citizens, armed with their voter cards and photo identification, excited to be one of the first votes cast in Callander to determine the fate of Nipissing riding and the province.

“It has dwindled down,” since that 9 a.m. rush, but like most voting days, Landon expects large waves of voters to stop by for a ballot around lunch and after dinner. She also noted that most likely “a lot of people already voted during the past ten days” at advance polls, but still, it’s best to avoid those peak times if you’d like to avoid lines on your democratic quest."

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“I hope everyone does get out to vote,” Mayor Robb Noon emphasized, “to make their voice heard.”

Where can your voice be heard? The two main polling stations are at the Legion and at the Callander Community Center at 1984 Swale Street. There is also one at the South Shore Education Centre at 60 Beatty Street, so be sure to check your voter card to find your poll. You can also look up your address on the Elections Ontario website, which will tell you where to go to perform your civic duty.

David Briggs is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works out of BayToday, a publication of Village Media. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.

David Briggs, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, BayToday.ca

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