Vote or regret consequences

Thank you, George Brown, for your column of Sept. 24.

Dear Editor,

Thank you, George Brown, for your column of Sept. 24. You raise a number of important points concerning the upcoming municipal election.

Democracy depends on an informed electorate, and it is our job as voters to know what each of the candidates will bring to office. Think of yourself as an employer hiring a group of people to do an important job for the next four years.

What is each candidate’s track record for community service, volunteer time, and team work? How will they handle disagreement on council matters? What do they know about running a town? These questions need to be asked. An election isn’t about “vision”, self-made plans, or change for the sake of change.

Take time to attend the candidate forum later this month. Ask questions. Get answers. Spend 20 minutes voting, or four years regretting you didn’t.

Jan Boyarzin