Ballot time

There’s a lot of talk of voting in this issue, and there will be even more in the next one, too.

On the cover, city reporter Alexandra Neufeldt examines some key promises in the upcoming municipal election. However, her analysis of what candidates bring to the table (or at least promise to bring) includes many suggestions that will remain relevant long after the ballots
are counted.

A promise is a promise, but understanding the systems these electoral dreams work within can help voters assess the reality of candidates’ visions actually coming to fruition.

Here on campus, it’s also by-election season. While we don’t often have the space to interview all the candidates and their platforms for UWSA elections, we do have their bios and voting information for your perusal on page 15.

If you’d like to cast a ballot for someone who hasn’t even nominated themselves, then watch for next week’s issue of The Uniter, where we’ll open voting for this year’s Uniter 30. We’ll ask you to highlight your favourite people, places and things in Winnipeg, so we can bring them all together for a special issue.

It’s a big week for collecting information and making choices about what to do with it all. I hope that this week’s paper will help you along in your ballot-casting process.

—Anastasia Chipelski

Published in Volume 73, Number 6 of The Uniter (October 18, 2018)

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