Election Wonderpoll 2019

Who are you intending to vote for on October 21?

  • Bloc Quebecois (okay, I think mgagnon is the Quebecer on here but, hey, for c

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Conservative Party of Canada

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Green Party

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Liberal Party of Canada

    Votes: 5 29.4%
  • New Democratic Party

    Votes: 4 23.5%
  • People's Party of Canada

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • Not voting

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • Other (discuss below)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    17
  • Poll closed .

revsdd

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My choice here is down to either the Greens or the Liberals, although it's really a moot point. Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock is a very safe Conservative riding.

We haven't had any all-candidates meetings near where we live. Our local Green candidate is a university student who has apparently volunteered some time in Elizabeth May's Parliament Hill office while attending Carleton University. The Liberal is a local small business owner who lost a bid to be elected to the Brock Township Council last year. The Conservative incumbent isn't especially high profile, but he's quite safe. He's a former broadcaster who then served as Executive Assistant to an MP for a few years before being elected himself in 2011. The NDP are running a local realtor. The Peoples Party candidate has spent his life in IT apparently, but on his campaign website under "Why I'm Running" he makes reference to the Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960, prints its text and then says "This original Bill of Rights brought together four geographic regions - Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia - under a single and united nation." Uh. That was the British North America Act of 1867, not the Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960.
 

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The riding where I vote currently has an NDP MP. Apparently the Green candidate is excellent and worth considering. I'll be voting for one of them.

I am voting in a different riding from where I live because that's where I have my official address. I really like the local NDP candidate. He's an articulate Indigenous leader and would represent the area well. The Green candidate is also good. Apparently this riding has a conservative streak which is slightly surprising. Hopefully the Conservative candidate has no chance. The Liberal candidate isn't even in the running here.
 

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The Liberal chances of forming a government don't look good. The Bloc Quebecois (separatists) are making a lot of progress in this election - and that means a big drop is possible in the province Trudeau was counting on.
 

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Went to vote today. Anybody knows why they put pencils there instead of pens? Does that mean you could ask for an eraser and change your choice? Or do they think that pencils are less likely to be stolen?
Anyway, ended up voting NDP, hoping that enough people will vote liberal so that the conservatives don’t get it. Voting Green just doesn’t have any chance in our riding, and despite that I haven’t seen the NDP candidate at all ( while I met all others, including the liberal guy twice- I just couldn’t vote for Trudeau, even if he is the second worst option.
I noticed that the candidates are listed in alphabetical order. I wonder, if parties actually consider the last names of their candidates, because there might be some people who forget who is who and just check off number 1on the list.
 
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Went to vote today. Anybody knows why they put pencils there instead of pens? Does that mean you could ask for an eraser and change your choice? Or do they think that pencils are less likely to be stolen?
Anyway, ended up voting NDP, hoping that enough people will vote liberal so that the conservatives don’t get it. Voting Green just doesn’t have any chance in our riding, and despite that I haven’t seen the NDP candidate at all ( while I met all others, including the liberal guy twice- I just couldn’t vote for Trudeau, even if he is the second worst option.
I noticed that the candidates are listed in alphabetical order. I wonder, if parties actually consider the last names of their candidates, because there might be some people who forget who is who and just check off number 1on the list.
I think it’s because they put the cards into machines that read the graphite from pencils, not ink. Maybe. I’m not sure. But I suspect it’s a similar machine to school exam cards that just scan in and tabulate all the choices.
 

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I think it’s because they put the cards into machines that read the graphite from pencils, not ink. Maybe. I’m not sure. But I suspect it’s a similar machine to school exam cards that just scan in and tabulate all the choices.
This exactly.

I noticed that the candidates are listed in alphabetical order. I wonder, if parties actually consider the last names of their candidates, because there might be some people who forget who is who and just check off number 1on the list.
It is really the fairest way to order them since it is divorced from any political considerations. The other option would be to randomize them but all it would take would be some clever geek messing with the random seed to manipulate that. At least with alphabetical order, the only way to mess with it is change your names or, as you suggest, for the parties to nominate people based on last name. Any advantage from doing so wouldn't last long, though. Once one party did it and got away with it, the others would pick it up quickly.
 

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Voted Liberal in the advance poll yesterday. Calgary Centre is represented by a Liberal MP, but last election was close as he only won by 700 votes over the conservative. Liberal's have spent a lot on transit infrastructure for Calgary and on the International stage we don't look as foolish as we did when Harper was PM. Hoping for a majority, but a minority propped up by the NDP would be fine as well.
 

ChemGal

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I think it’s because they put the cards into machines that read the graphite from pencils, not ink. Maybe. I’m not sure. But I suspect it’s a similar machine to school exam cards that just scan in and tabulate all the choices.
No, when they scan them it works differently. Municipal elections do that.
 

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Went to vote today. Anybody knows why they put pencils there instead of pens? Does that mean you could ask for an eraser and change your choice? Or do they think that pencils are less likely to be stolen?
Anyway, ended up voting NDP, hoping that enough people will vote liberal so that the conservatives don’t get it. Voting Green just doesn’t have any chance in our riding, and despite that I haven’t seen the NDP candidate at all ( while I met all others, including the liberal guy twice- I just couldn’t vote for Trudeau, even if he is the second worst option.
I noticed that the candidates are listed in alphabetical order. I wonder, if parties actually consider the last names of their candidates, because there might be some people who forget who is who and just check off number 1on the list.
I think it's just because pencils tend to work better. The voting info states pen or pencil may be used. Pens can leak and if they aren't working aren't as noticeable as a broken pencil. This is the first time I recall seeing a sharpener sitting with the pencils though.
 

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This exactly.
Not really. More like "We've always done it that way." Ever since I've been voting (long before any sort of machines were involved) we voted with pencils.

Also - we don't use machines in federal elections. From the Elections Canada website:

"During the count, the deputy returning officer examines each ballot, shows it to each person present and asks the poll clerk to tally the vote in favour of the candidate for whom the vote was cast. The poll clerk (along with any of the candidates or their representatives who also wish to do so) keeps a tally of the votes for each candidate. "

We count by hand - the way votes actually should be counted.
 

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Not really. More like "We've always done it that way." Ever since I've been voting (long before any sort of machines were involved) we voted with pencils.

Also - we don't use machines in federal elections. From the Elections Canada website:

"During the count, the deputy returning officer examines each ballot, shows it to each person present and asks the poll clerk to tally the vote in favour of the candidate for whom the vote was cast. The poll clerk (along with any of the candidates or their representatives who also wish to do so) keeps a tally of the votes for each candidate. "

We count by hand - the way votes actually should be counted.
The weals of the Gods turn slowly ... be cautious you don't get stuck under one of those role 'n things! They can be loaded with muck ... ask the Sami Officers of Protocol ...
 

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Not really. More like "We've always done it that way." Ever since I've been voting (long before any sort of machines were involved) we voted with pencils.

Also - we don't use machines in federal elections. From the Elections Canada website:

"During the count, the deputy returning officer examines each ballot, shows it to each person present and asks the poll clerk to tally the vote in favour of the candidate for whom the vote was cast. The poll clerk (along with any of the candidates or their representatives who also wish to do so) keeps a tally of the votes for each candidate. "

We count by hand - the way votes actually should be counted.
Oops, too many elections. I am losing track of who does what.
 

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Wierd, so technically someone counting the votes could change what was put in with pencil?
 

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Voted yesterday in the advanced poll. Fingers crossed but not optimistic
 

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Wierd, so technically someone counting the votes could change what was put in with pencil?
Every major pary candidate (and some others) have scrutineers observing the vote count. That's not likely to happen.
 

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Well, the good news is that my son-in-law is running for the NDP in this election - and he's leading by a substantial margin in his riding.

The bad news is that I think neither the NDP nor the Greens go far enough. I'm really and forever a CCFer.
 

Mrs.Anteater

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Posted about this there, I disagree. I have done online complaints which were waaaay more effective. Got the ball rolling on real changes.
Chemgal, I think this means complaining in chat rooms, not filling out a complaint form online.
 
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