Letter: Isn’t right to deny vote in city

I can vote for Area D director and even for one school trustee. But why not also for at least ONE councillor?

“And the candidates are…” it says on the front page of our Gazette. And then follows a long list of hopefuls for the positions of councillors and mayor.

I am clenching my fists and gritting my teeth because I can’t vote for any of those guys. I am a Canadian citizen, I have a Grand Forks address and phone number, I do all my shopping here and I have lived in my house for more than 30 years.

So how come I can’t vote for even a single councillor? It’s because I live outside the city limits! I can put my name on the candidates list and even become mayor if I’m so inclined, but I cannot vote for them. It just doesn’t seem right!!

Sure, I can vote for Area D director and even for one school trustee. But why not also for at least ONE councillor? There truly are some laws that ought to be changed!

Gisela Ko, Grand Forks

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