Voter Turnout Up in Thunder Bay
THUNDER BAY – Voter numbers are up so far in the 2014 Civic Election in Thunder Bay. However many people are finding that getting to vote is difficult. As some polling stations, line-ups of up to forty minutes have potential voters turning away.
At other stations voters are still lined up and worried that they might not get to vote.
Other polling stations have reports of voters being turned away for not having the right identification.
Overall the goal for the City of Thunder Bay is to increase voter turnout to the levels in the mid fifty percentage of eligible voters casting a ballot.
Voting in Kenora and Shuniah is online, which is being done to make it easier for voters to engage in the democratic process. Thunder Bay City Clerk John Hannam brought a plan to Thunder Bay City Council to have online voting during the 2014 campaign. Council did not support the plan.