My ballot arrived in the mail yesterday. I haven’t even opened it yet, I was just told that Sandy Cunningham is on the ballot which really upsets me because the same person that told me about Hurricane Sandy also told me his wife nearly voted for him because she is a local and knows his name and family. I wonder how many other people will do the same thing???
So here is what happens in the above scenario according to municipal affairs:
If voters are not informed and know that he has withdrawn his name and he gets enough votes within the 7 names Cunningham has three choices:
1. Give up his seat and then a by-election can be held.
2. Someone else can be appointed (but not necessarily from the ballot) to take his seat.
3. Accept the results and sit on Council.
The municipality is under no obligation to inform us of this….IT IS UP TO US!!!