Cornwall ON – The internet age is hitting Cornwall Ontario this municipal election. Actually it’s hitting a lot of places. You see politicians having their own websites, facebook pages, and advertising in places that they’ve never done so before.
It’s all about getting their message out and communicating and the net does seem to have a penchant for being the fastest way to communicate with pools of people large and small.
It should be interesting to see how this impacts the elections here in Cornwall. Many an old political hand has shaken their head for example over who’s leading our council poll,but I’ve seen a few candidates post on Facebook for example asking their friends to vote for them.
Will that be any different in the actual election? Web pages or websites are much more important as they are essentially your online office.
Some of the ones I’ve seen show that whoever put them together didn’t quite know what the purpose of the site is and of course the short window of time of that purpose requires special consideration.
If first impressions count when a politician takes the stage so too does the publics first glance at a candidates website especially if the candidate hopes to get their message viewed.
And of course if a web presence isn’t easily searchable online that too can reduce it’s impact.
It’s interesting to see the street signs starting to fill up in Cornwall. Some candidates have printed close to 1000. Our debates start on Seawayradio.com and there are three other all candidates debates to be held here in the city.
We also will be rolling out profiles of the candidates and will be having a special treat to be announced shortly.
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Good luck to all of the candidates!