Sunday, November 1, 2009

Montrealers Go To The Polls Today

From left: Montreal mayoral candidates Richard Bergeron (Projet Montréal), Louise Harel (Vision Montreal) and incumbent Gérald Tremblay (Union Montreal). Photograph by: John Mahoney, The Gazette

Poll Clerks Prime For Record Turnout -- Montreal Gazette

If the tendency from last week’s advance polls holds, election officials across the province face a busy day at the ballot box on Sunday.

Elections are being held in each of the province’s municipalities. In Montreal, Sunny weather, and temperatures expected to reach a seasonal 9C will encourage people to get out to vote.

Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pierre G. Laporte, a spokesperson for Montreal’s election office said last week 5.25 per cent of voters came out to advance polls, nearly double the number in the 2005 election. But Laporte said it’s too soon to tell if that means this election will exceed the dismal 35 per cent rate recorded in 2005.

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More News On Today's Montreal Municipal Election

Montrealers vote Sunday after bizarre, scandal-plagued municipal campaign -- Canadian Press
Three main rivals for Montreal mayoralty wrap up campaigns -- Montreal Gazette
Mayoral hopefuls make final pleas for votes -- Montreal Gazette
Last day before voters head to the polls -- CTV
Montreal campaign hits final stretch -- CBC
Why Montrealers shy away from voting -- Montreal Gazette

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