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Kawartha Lakes launches first of its kind Online Petitions website

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online petitionsKawartha Lakes – To help residents voice their opinion and express support on matters to Council, Kawartha Lakes has launched an Online Petitions website. One of the first of its kind, it offers a convenient and effective way for residents to submit a request to create a petition or to participate in active petitions to Council.

“We understand our petitions process could sometimes be cumbersome for people and the Clerk’s Office has been collaborating with our Communications team to streamline the process,” commented Cathie Ritchie, City Clerk of Kawartha Lakes. “This new platform offers a much more convenient way for the community to have their say through a petition and for our staff to track requests, especially during a time when more of us are connecting digitally. We’re also excited to be the first municipality in Canada to launch online petitions through Engagement HQ, the host provider of Jump In Kawartha Lakes.”    

To participate in Online Petitions, all that is required is a free registration to Jump In Kawartha Lakes. The platform features two tools for registered members:

Start a Petition
Those interested in creating a petition can submit an online form by clicking on the Start a Petition tab and filling out the required information. Once an Online Petition Form is submitted, staff will review the request and create an online petition if it meets all the necessary requirements.

Sign a Petition
All active petitions will be listed on the Sign a Petition tab for any registered member of Jump In Kawartha Lakes to support. To sign a petition, a resident simply needs to provide their name, contact information and address. Once the petition closes, the results will be archived and shared with Council for consideration.

In Kawartha Lakes, a petition is a document presented by the community to voice their opinion on an issue of municipal importance and it is one of the best ways to support a matter to Council. There are a variety of conditions and requirements to municipal petitions and more details are available on jumpinkawarthalakes.ca/online-petitions, as well as the Kawartha Lakes Website.

For further information and questions, please contact the Kawartha Lakes Clerk’s Office at clerks@kawarthalakes.ca.

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