York Region Votes

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This is a non-partisan, unbiased, public service website aimed at helping York Region Voters find a one-stop resource to get information on ridings, candidates and Party platforms.

We started the site for the 2010 municipal election, carried on for the 2010 federal election and now hope to help you weary voters come out and exercise your right as a voter for provincial election 2011.

We give every candidate the opportunity to list their issues, post events and try and communicate the reasons they want to earn your trust and your vote.

Political affiliation is NOT an issue.  Civic engagement is the goal. Higher voter turnout should be the result.

We will do our best to keep the site up-to-date and to help you find your candidate selection, know where to vote and to make it an informed vote.

In the next 32 days, you will have a chance to decide what kind of government you want, what issues you want to see become priority matters for the next provincial government and who will represent you at Queen’s Park.


 Election Day Thursday,October 6, 2011


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If Hudak-McGuinty both fighting gas generation plants why no attention to Holland Marsh peaker?  Maybe because Green Party not in TV debate?

That’s now a political question.

 Writ drops
Politics may be best unscripted,
but voters don’t often get to see
the real


Upcoming Events

There is only one televised provincial election 2011 Leaders’ Debate. It will be this electoral campaign’s “BIG EVENT.” To date, the biggest news around the televised debate is that Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner has not been invited.

The Ontario TV Debate Consortium consisting of CBC, CTV, Global, Sun News Network and TVO will broadcast the party leaders' election debate on Tuesday, September 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

The participants will be Dalton McGuinty of the Liberal Party of Ontario, Tim Hudak of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and Andrea Horwath of the Ontario New Democrats.

The Leaders will be subjected to six rounds of debates on the issues that are alleged to be of most importance to Ontarians. Who decides? You could have a role in that process.

If you want your questions asked and answered submit your question for consideration via email: question@electiondebate2011.ca.

Steve Paikin, host of TVO's current affairs program The Agenda With Steve Paikin, will moderate the debate. Paikin has moderated the last three televised federal leaders' debates, as well as the last Ontario provincial debate in 2007.


Rogers TV York Region does a great job of local coverage. They also give EVERY candidate running the opportunity to go to the station and tape a brief message to voters. You can tune in to this from Channel 10 or Channel 63 depending on where you live within York Region.

Candidate Profiles Schedule

Residents can learn more about local candidates with the Rogers TV Candidate Profiles. This 60-minute program gives each candidate two minutes to share information about who they are and where they stand on the issues.

The profiles will air in alphabetical order by riding (Markham-Unionville, Newmarket-Aurora, Oak Ridges-Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Vaughan and York-Simcoe).

• Monday, September 19 at 7pm

• Wednesday, September 21 at 12pm

• Saturday, September 24 at 7pm

• Thursday, September 29 at 9pm

• Tuesday, October 4 at 5pm

On election night, October 6th, viewers can watch Rogers TV for the most comprehensive coverage of The Local Results from your riding.