In February 2018, the new Council approved moving ahead with a municipal voters’ list. On the urging of Administration, they agreed to delay the start of the process until October 2019. This will still give the County lots of time to have a voters’ list ready for the next municipal elections in the fall of 2021.
The delay was suggested by Administration to allow for the possibility that the Province might make changes to the Local Authorities Elections Act to facilitate the creation of municipal voters’ lists (see above).
We will be keeping watch on developments in this area as well as on the related need to revise the County’s electoral divisions to rebalance their population numbers. This initiative had been postponed prior to the 2107 election, at least in part because of our lobbying that emphasized the importance of public consultations prior to any redistribution.