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On Oct. 16, curious voters got the chance to go one-on-one with most of the candidates running for office in the 2018 municipal election through a “speed dating” event at the Thompson Public Library.

For two to three minutes at a time, residents were able to ask each prospective city councillor, school board trustee and mayor whatever they wanted before they were forced to move on to the next person.

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Thirty-one of 35 candidates showed up to be interrogated on Tuesday night, including all four individuals who are vying for the position of mayor.

According to library administrator Cheryl Davies, this event is a new initiative spearheaded by the Thompson Public Library to help boost local engagement around election time.

Residents who haven’t voted in advance polls will be able to finally cast their votes on Oct. 24 at any of the elementary schools in town.

To get a full rundown of every single candidate running for office, please visit the “Municipal Election 2018” section at www.thompsoncitizen.net.

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