Six Nations will be heading to the election poll, yes, just one, this coming weekend and it looks like it will be unusually busy. By-elections usually see a lower voter turnout than general elections, but this weekend’s by-election is the first one in the community’s electoral history to be open to the entire membership. Since Six Nations dropped districts and went to at-large elections voter turnout did increase in the first at-large election, of course, that may also be because Six Nations had electronic voting for the first time, allowing band members who live off reserve to cast a ballot and they did in large numbers. . Although one must ask why anyone who doesn’t live on reserve would want to make decisions for people who do. To vote in
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