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Let's make this election about the issues. 


The Better Ballot Campaign is a way for everyone involved in the election process – candidates and voters – to focus on what matters: the issues. We are asking Guelph candidates and voters to take our pledge and reject all personal attacks during the 2018 municipal election, including any campaigning done in person, on paper and/or on screen. In other words, let’s play fair and focus on having better conversations.


Take The Pledge


Everyone in the community benefits from a political environment that values civility and respect.

Be a leader and have your campaign sign The Better Ballot Campaign Pledge. This is your opportunity to help build a positive political dialogue that gets people talking about what is really important - the issues.

Show voters that you share their values and principles by using The Better Ballot logo on your website and campaign materials. Take the Candidate’s Pledge now. 

You can be a positive force for change in today’s polarized  political environment.

Show your commitment to better dialogue by signing The Better Ballot Campaign Pledge and encourage others to do the same. Stand up for respect and demand that all candidates run positive, issues-based campaigns.

Tell candidates and your friends that you want to talk about the issues by sharing your Better Ballot Pledge on social.  Take the Voter’s Pledge now. 


About The Better Ballot Campaign

The Better Ballot Campaign grew out of the Guelph-Wellington Women’s Campaign School, held in February 2018. Many of the more than 50 participants said that the threat of physical and online harassment while campaigning and once elected, was a significant barrier to their deciding to run for political office. Inspired by the passion and interests of these possible candidates, we came together to create The Better Ballot Campaign.  

The Better Ballot Campaign is brought you to by Guelph Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Zonta Club of Guelph, Pearl Street Communications, Karen Farbridge & Associates,  Questiam Leadership Development, Innovation Guelph, Guelph Wellington Business Centre.

Are you interested in bringing the Better Ballot campaign to your community? Contact us. We'd like to help.