Thank you for visiting OpenKingston.ca!

This non-partisan, not-for-profit community project seeks to engage citizens with our democracy. The renewed version of openkingston.ca for 2018 is built upon its successful predecessor from the 2014 Kingston municipal election, when over 8,000 unique visitors used the site to help learn about their options and vote!

In addition to aggregating digital information about all municipal candidates, we send out a survey on key election issues to those running for council seats and the mayoral position. Answers to these Yes-No-Maybe questions are summarized on interactive infographics which allow you to click through to detailed responses from each candidate. Openkington.ca does not edit or judge the candidates or their responses in anyway. We just want to make as much meaningful information available as possible to inform the democratic process and your important electoral decisions.

We are always open to new ideas at for making openkingston.ca a more engaging and dynamic website. Please direct your suggestions and feedback to openkingston@gmail.com

This website has been a labour of love in two bursts (leading up to the 2014 and 2018 municipal elections) of intense digital volunteer work by several Kingstonians who care about our democracy. Including Andrew McCann, Brandon Crausen, Francis Campbell, Christine Bruce and Erin Kennedy.

Please call or mail our PR lead, Andrew McCann, for media or other concerns: 613-770-7173

103 Logan St. Kingston, ON K7M2J1

We have been inspired by the amazing Open Democracy work of the dedicated digital democrats at Open North https://www.opennorth.ca; https://openparliament.ca; and especially Kyle Geske and the fine folks at Open Democracy Manitoba http://opendemocracymanitoba.ca