City Clerk Cathy Saunders has today certified that the results of the Municipal Election held on Monday, October 27, 2014 are now official. “We were very pleased with the increased level of public engagement this election and the increase in voter turnout,” said Ms. Saunders. “We were especially pleased with the increased attendance at the advance Read More
Release Date: October 9, 2014
Advance polls kick off Saturday for this year’s Municipal Elections, at locations throughout the city. Voters, no matter which ward they live in, can vote with identification at any Advance Poll location of their choice from October 11 thru October 18.
“The Advance Poll locations really do provide flexibility and convenience for voters,” says Cathy Saunders, City Clerk. “For many people, casting their vote on Voting Day is not possible, so we’re providing more options to encourage greater voter turnout.”
Each Advance Poll location will also feature an accessible voting machine, to assist voters who find it difficult to use a paper ballot. It features headphones for voters with visual and mobility impairments and ‘reads’ the ballot to the voter, who can then select their candidate choice using a keypad. The keypad has easier to negotiate, large coloured buttons and includes Braille labels. The accessible voting machine also works with assistive devices, such as sip & puff and paddles. Once a vote is cast, the voter receives audio confirmation of the vote selected and the machine then marks the ballot in a manner indistinguishable from a ballot marked by hand.
More information about Advance Polls, Accessible Voting and the Municipal Elections is available at london.ca/elections or by calling the Election Office at 519-661-4535.
Every October Friends of the London Public Library put on a huge book sale, a fundraiser that supports library literacy programs and special collections and projects. The sale offers a great assortment of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, magazines and specialty items at prices ranging from 25 cents for magazines to two dollars for hardcover Read More
Have you ever wanted to enroll in a course but didn’t want to write an essay or take a test? Here’s your opportunity! “Classes without Quizzes” is a complimentary lecture series that addresses topical, entertaining and insightful talks by some of Western’s leading researchers and faculty members. Lecture dates and topics: October 30: Every Move Read More
Comic books, downtown fires, and traveling halfway across Canada are all part of this amazing story about Forest City Coins’ 50th year anniversary. Between Oct 18-25th, 2014, Keith Greenham, the founder of the business, will return to the store to unite once again with old customers and friends to celebrate the business’ 50th anniversary together. Keith’s son Andrew Greenham now Read More
The In motion Community Challenge starts today! All you need to do is track your physical activity minutes for one month! What is it? A 31 day physical activity challenge held every October! A challenge for everyone living in London and Middlesex to get active! Who can take the Challenge? The Challenge is for Read More
Fanshawe and Scotiabank celebrated the creation of a new scholarship during a donor recognition event held September 29 at the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts in downtown London. The Scotiabank International Leadership Scholarship, made possible by a $300,000 contribution to Remarkable! The Campaign for Fanshawe College, will be offered each semester to an international Read More
As Gary Barwin sees it, this world needs writers as much as it needs the bees. In a relatively large universe, both are small, often obscured. Both work in the background, buzzing about, noticed only by those who feel their sting. “Writing may not seem big – but it’s vital that it happens and that Read More
The Pillar Community Innovation Awards #PCIA14 celebrate nonprofits & charities and the individuals, businesses & government sector organizations who work with them to make our community brighter. Join us in celebration of this year’s finalists! Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm London Convention Centre Cocktail reception with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres, Read More
- Local hockey teams have chance to win ultimate hockey experience with Rogers Cheer Like Never Before contest – TORONTO (September 23, 2014) Lindros, Sittler…and MacLean! This Thanksgiving weekend, Forest City fans will experience the ultimate hockey festival as the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge makes its first stop of the Read More