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September 19, 2014

Mark your calendars: Ottawa election Twitter chat on Tuesday, September 23 #ottvotechat

OttawaStart will be hosting an Ottawa election Twitter chat (#ottvotechat) on Tuesday, September 23 starting at 9:00pm in the evening.

Here's how it works:

  • A Twitter chat is is a focused conversation about a specific topic or issue.  All the tweets use a common hashtag, in this case #ottvotechat
  • Every few minutes, OttawaStart's editor Glen Gower will post a series of questions about the election and election issues. For example, "Q1: Have you decided who to vote for yet? #ottvotechat"
  • Anyone on Twitter can answer the questions, using the format "A1: Your answer here" and the hashtag #ottvotechat.  We'll retweet the most interesting and insightful comments received.  
  • The chat will officially last about 90 minutes, but will probably keep going for a while.
  • We're hoping to get residents involved in the chat, rather than candidates.  Candidates have plenty of opportunities to debate the issues.  For #ottvotechat, we'd like to hear from regular citizens about what they think about the election process and local issues.
  • Even if you're not on Twitter, you can see what people are saying here.

Any suggestions for questions? Please add to the comments below or email feedback@ottawastart.com

See also: Ottawa City Hall Guide
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