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Which mayoral candidate do you intend to vote for in 2021?

  • Jeremy Farkas

    Votes: 3 5.2%
  • Jyoti Gondek

    Votes: 42 72.4%
  • Brad Field

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jan Damery

    Votes: 11 19.0%
  • Jeff Davison

    Votes: 2 3.4%
  • Other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    58

Beltline_B

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I hate to say it, but it sure looks that way. This close to the race, with that large of a gap seems to look like this is indeed a two person race. Thankfully Farkas is now in second place, and I doubt he's going to get much of that 29% undecided vote.
Having Gondek win isn't the worst thing. I'm happy to see she is now looking better than Farkas in the polls. The question will be whether those people actually get out and vote. Farkas has some dedicated loyal supporters.
 

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That Janet Brown poll (from the CBC link) has some interesting crosstabs that look pretty good for Gondek:
  • 91% of Gondek supporters approve of Nenshi. Clearly she's seen by many as the successor to Nenshi, which is good for her given that Nenshi won more than 50% of the vote last election.
  • While Davison's support is pretty mixed, most of his supporters are right-wing voters rather than centrist or left-wing voters. So he's cutting into Farkas's potential voters more than Gondek. I was worried about this because progressive voters have a habit of running to centre-right candidates in order to block far-right candidates (hello Mayor John Tory)
  • Farkas has the highest name recognition (73%) but only 28% say they'd consider voting for him. That's 45% of the electorate that has written him off with only 28% of voters left to reach. By comparison, only 30% of the electorate has written off Gondek with 34% left to reach and she already has an edge among decided voters.
 

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My issue with Davison is him seeming to be in the pocket of CSEC. Which could be unfortunate since he might be a good candidate otherwise but that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. And really with only Gondek and Farkas seeming capable of winning vs just splitting a vote it has come down to them.
 

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Has there been any polling for any of the wards or just mayoral? Curious on Carra's odds.Lots of online talk of focusing on one candidate to try to get him out but at the same time talk is cheap.
 

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Has there been any polling for any of the wards or just mayoral? Curious on Carra's odds.Lots of online talk of focusing on one candidate to try to get him out but at the same time talk is cheap.
I was just in Inglewood and saw a lot of signs for Naomi Withers. Then again, back in 2017 I saw a lot more signs for Chris Davis than Evan Woolley, but Davis got absolutely destroyed in the actual election. I remember that, because Davis wrote a sour grapes letter afterwards blaming his loss on renters who don't pay taxes.
 

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My issue with Davison is him seeming to be in the pocket of CSEC. Which could be unfortunate since he might be a good candidate otherwise but that just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. And really with only Gondek and Farkas seeming capable of winning vs just splitting a vote it has come down to them.
It's like when I hear that pro athletes or musicians were born after September 11, 2001 and freak out over how old I am, Davison's given me something of a midlife crisis; he's two years younger than me but he's firmly in the trough of the old boys club.

I explained to an out-of-town colleague the other day that the race was basically between three councillors, one who thinks government exists to help people, one who thinks government exists to help billionaires, and one who thinks government should not exist at all. I wish the election could be fought on the finer points of dedicating transit lanes or housing affordability, but it's really that simple.
 

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I just got back from advanced voting this morning, and I can't remember if we had do to this in the past, but I had to fill out my name and address at the top of my ballot form. Maybe, just can't remember. Why I am curious is, will this lead to massive long line ups on election day? I was able to walk in and out, but still the process from first sitting down to getting confirmation my ballot was counted was probably 3-4 minutes. Seems quick and reasonable, but if you are in a line with 50 people, you should prepare to have a long wait.
 

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I just got back from advanced voting this morning, and I can't remember if we had do to this in the past, but I had to fill out my name and address at the top of my ballot form. Maybe, just can't remember. Why I am curious is, will this lead to massive long line ups on election day? I was able to walk in and out, but still the process from first sitting down to getting confirmation my ballot was counted was probably 3-4 minutes. Seems quick and reasonable, but if you are in a line with 50 people, you should prepare to have a long wait.
I don't recall either. Will be interesting to see turnout and the advanced vote share. From the city press releases advanced voting is running 2 - 3X ahead of 2017. If that trend holds, we might have 30-40% of votes already in before election day.

The other curious thing from looking at city election data records, last election was the highest turnout in 40 years at 58%. I am biased because I follow municipal stuff, but always amazes me that we have 40%+ of voters (like 300,000+ voters) who don't even bother with this whole thing. And that's the high-water line: during the mid-2000s we were in the 30% turnout range.
 

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Is it maybe due to the advance voting being done in only a few locations, and not in your usual neighbourhood polling station? Think I'm going to vote today, still not sure who to vote for in ward 7, know 3 for sure I won't vote for though haha.
 

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Is it maybe due to the advance voting being done in only a few locations, and not in your usual neighbourhood polling station? Think I'm going to vote today, still not sure who to vote for in ward 7, know 3 for sure I won't vote for though haha.
I'm also in ward 7. What are your thoughts on McRae? As far as I can tell she's pretty similar to Farrell, and probably had the best shot of beating Terry Wong (the NIMBY candidate)
 

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