Opinion

Seeing both sides of: earlier electioneering

John Koury has declared his candidacy for North Cowichan mayor. - Peter W. Rusland/file
John Koury has declared his candidacy for North Cowichan mayor.
— image credit: Peter W. Rusland/file

The case against

 

People considering running as candidates are better to wait until late summer before announcing their intentions for the November elections.

People are on holidays and absorbed with summertime activities and not really thinking much about what they’re going to do in the fall.

The strategy is to wait for the most opportune time to announce candidacy and that’s not now.

 

The case for

 

It’s always good for candidates to make their declarations early and get on with the process of educating voters about their respective platforms.

It takes considerable time for voters to digest information on everyone running for council, school board or regional district positions so the longer lead-up, the  better.

November will be here before you know it.

 

 

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