Information booths, community groups and information about the upcoming election will be made available between 4 and 9 pm to the general Scarborough community.
The Scarborough Civic Action Network (SCAN), organizer of the yearly event, hold this annual event to bring much needed attention and focus on upcoming municipal elections, for Toronto it being held on November 13, 2006.
Organizers are not interested in HOW people will vote, they just want to make sure people have the information they need on the electoral process, candidates running for office in their communities and issues affecting their community. It is a sad fact that municipal elections often have less than a 30% voter turnout, which, according to Dan Sandor, Toronto City Councillor candidate in Ward 38 is very troubling. "Municipal services offer the things closest to your everyday life, it involves you and affects you on a daily basis, from the delivery of your drinking water, to the removal of your gargage, no other level of government has the potential to affect your daily life so directly and so often".
The event is generally attended by members of the public, the media and all Scarborough City candidates, providing an excellent opportunity to "meet and greet" your local candidate for the upcoming election. "I encourage everyone to please take an hour out of their day and come down for the once a year opportunity to discuss, face to face, the issues that matter to you, with your elected, and soon to be elected, representatives, and find out about the voting process, general election information and community services that are available to you, all under one roof," said Dan Sandor, one of the many Toronto City Councillor candidates who will be attending the summit.
The annual event will be held from 4 to 9 pm on Monday October 16th.