“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