Another problem, according to Clark, is the recruiting of election workers and polling site staff.
“It’s tough when the elections are close together and you’re building out that infrastructure and getting ready and fighting for talent,” he said.
“Our local elections official and our city clerk’s staff told us that loud and clear.”
Boda’s recommendation is to move the municipal election from Nov. 13, 2024, to May 2024, and for those elections to be held every four years in May going forward.
The next provincial election is scheduled for Oct. 28, 2024.
“I have brought this issue forward to legislators now so that a solution can be considered well in advance,” Boda said.
“It is critical for our elected leaders, as well as voters and election organizers, to have stability in election timing.”
Clark stated that he is willing to discuss the options.
“I’m very open to discussing what the greatest arrangement is, and whether May 2024 is the correct date.
I believe that is something that needs to be discussed further.”
Source_ The Canadian Press