Preferences emerge for election reform among Durham voters
Better Ballots Durham is promoting a host of potential municipal election reforms aimed at markedly improving voter turnout in the region's municipalities in 2010. Given the disappointingly low turnout percentage -- it hovers around the 25 per cent mark in Durham's southern, urban communities -- the initiative is vitally important to serve and reinforce the democratic process.
Several election reform options proposed by Better Ballots Durham, some of which would be relatively simple to implement, were among a poll conducted over the last week by durhamregion.com. In sifting through the hundreds of responses, preference emerged for weekend voting and online voting, a clear indication that voters in Durham Region would be inclined to cast their votes based on convenience and accessibility. --->>>