Did you know you do not have to vote for all six councillor slots in Saturday’s election?
In fact, you will increase the chances of the ones you are certain about by only voting for them. This is called “plumping up the vote.”
I am only certain that four people in this election share my values in regards to what is really important to me: parks, trails, the Trans-Canada Highway problem, business and the environment.
If I were to vote for all six I might unwittingly undermine my top choice.
For example, if my vote for my top choice gets 501 votes but my vote for my sixth choice gets 502 votes, I have undermined my top choice by voting for someone I really didn’t want.
Keep this in mind if you feel strongly about a candidate, especially a newcomer.
Plump up the vote!