Voters were lined up out the door at the Princeton Legion, around 8:30 this morning. Photo Andrea DeMeer

Vote could be de facto referendum on pool and trail

Voters in Princeton were lined up out the door of the Legion early Saturday to have their say.

Polls opened at 8 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m.

It’s the first time in seven years residents have had the opportunity to vote in a municipal election as the mayor and council were elected by acclamation in 2014.

There are three candidates for mayor in 2018 and fifteen people seeking one of four council seats.

Initially the mayoral contest was a four-way contest, however Jim Manion withdrew his name for health reasons.

At an all-candidates’ debate two weeks ago council hopeful Gino Del-Cottio stated that this election amounts to a referendum on the issues of whether or not Princeton builds a $27 million aquatic centre and whether the KVR will be opened within town boundaries to motorized vehicles.

Councillor Jerome Tjerkstra – seeking a second term – said: “That’s right. This is the plebiscite.”

Related: Today’s the day – Princeton choses its direction

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