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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See also: Ottawa City Hall Guide
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