Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 06:00 am
We get it, we do. Every election cycle it seems like the campaigning goes on forever.
We in the news business scramble to get you information and comments from all the candidates. By the end of the campaign, we too are ready for it all to be over.
But it still stings us when we hear people, even our own friends and family, say they arenít going to vote. Some say they donít follow Airdrieís politics and only pay attention to whatís going on in Calgaryís political landscape. Others say they canít possibly vote because they just didnít get enough information on the candidates (if weíre being honest, this one really irks us). Still others say they donít know where to vote so why bother trying.
If youíre reading this, we hope that means youíve taken the time to read our election coverage and search out further information you wanted to know more about. For the rest of you, shame on you.
It is your responsibility as voters to do your part to make voting a priority. The information is there and easily accessible through a simple Internet search or phone call. We canít force-feed you everything youíll need to know before election day, however much we may want to.
In one last attempt to usher as many voters as we can to the polls on Oct. 16, we implore you to visit airdrie.ca to find your polling station locations and boundaries.