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Sign Polll 2014 Provincial General Election

Web posted on May 08, 2014

This spring Ontarians once again find themselves going to the poles on June 12, 2014 for our 41st Provincial General Election. Here at The Fountain Pen we are beginning to gear up for our traditional Sign Poll.

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The Sign Poll is the Fountain Pen's very own completely unscientific polling system. We have chosen a meandering route throughout the city of Guelph, and keep track of how many political election signs appear along that route for each candidate. Yes, the route is secret, so the results can't be skewed artificially, and Yes, the counts are done at approximately the same time each day. The numbers will be tabulated almost daily and published on our Sign Poll page.

You may ask how we came up with such a nifty idea. Well, we are all very observant and fond of nature, and have noticed a sharp increase in sightings of the usually rare signicus politikus - the Election Sign. These signs tend to flock to the edge of roadways and intersections every time an election is called. We thought that it would be interesting to see if there was any correlation between the number of signs for a given candidate and how well that candidate does on voting day.