Belleville Council will debate the possibility of implementing internet voting for the 2010 municipal election. City Clerk Julie Oram has presented council with information on 20 other Ontario municipalities that tried internet voting in the last election. While voting was up in the younger demographics….the cost is about 20-percent higher per elector than the old paper ballot style. 52-percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Belleville 2006….that’s well above the provincial average of 38-percent.
Council is also expected to announce the winner of the tender to provide audio equipment on city transit buses for drivers to announce stops. and, major increases in insurance rates will also be discussed.