NO ONLINE VOTING IN ST.THOMAS

  At City Council Monday evening, a contentious issue was on the agenda regarding the upcoming election.  There were 2 motions: one to make paper ballots the primary form of voting and one to advise administration to look into adopting voting through the internet.  While the first motion passed 7-1, the second motion was split with respect to eVoting.

Alderman Barwick was one of four who spoke against eVoting, citing $30,000 dollars was too expensive, especially when there wasn' proof it would substantially increase voter turnout.  In a recorded vote, May Jackson and Alderman Kohler, Cosens nad Baldwin-Sands votes YES, and Barwick, Campbell, Johnston and Warden voted NO.

Tied 4-4 the motion was defeated, and there will be no online voting at least for this election.

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