Ward system plebiscite debated by council Monday
City council will debate whether to ask the public to vote in a plebiscite on a ward system on Monday.
The municipal voting process will come to council chambers again following a plebiscite motion put forward by Councillors Chris Stephan, Buck Buchanan and Frank Wong in December.
Currently, voters in Red Deer cast ballots in an at-large election system where they vote for eight councillors and one mayor.
The change would mean voters would vote for councillors within a boundary or a ward.
The next civic election is on Oct. 21.
However, a plebiscite is not binding and any change must ultimately be approved by council.
In April 2012, city council affirmed its commitment to at-large system by a vote of 6 to 3. Stephan, Buchanan and Wong were opposed.