17 minutes till midnight
Good day Ottawa.
Do you know who you are voting for yet? Are you alone? Are people around? Look at the person on your left. Then your right. Only one of you has decided who to vote for.
Okay so maybe that is assuming you are all the sort of Ottawa citizens who vote. (Which is likely true if you are reading this.) What kind of pugdit would I be if I did not speak to the results of polls?
In 1947, the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Sciences at the University of Chicago created and maintainstill a clock. This clock — the Doomsday Clock — doesn’t tick-tock the way you’d expect. Instead, it counts down to midnight: The closer the clock is to midnight, the closer the world is to global disaster. Originally, this clock spoke to the threat of global nuclear war. Nowadays, it is more closely tied to climate change and advances in nanotechnology.
If we had our own Ottawa mayoral election Doomsday Clock, what time would it be? According to an early October poll undertaken by Holinshed Research Group, it would be 17 minutes to midnight.
Yup, 17% of potential voters still favor the incumbent.
Happily, although the end is nigh — election day is fast approaching — there is still time to get voters in the know about candidates, the election, and what it will mean for Ottawa. Stay tuned for an informative post Friday that will help make you an even more wise and informed voter.
Do (and by that we mean vote) or do not (this one shouldn’t even be an option really). There is no try. Kinda, sorta inspired by YodaPug