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Municipal Election, 1956

Municipal Election, 1956
Municipal Election, 1956

The municipal election held December 5, 1956 marked the beginning of the automation of Hamilton's electoral process. Not only was this a first for Hamilton but it was also a first for Canada. Using the punch card accounting system usually used for payroll, assessment and taxes, the returns were punched onto cards as they were received and then printed and proofread before being released to the media. In previous years the returns took 70 people to process. The new system used 5. On the old manual system it took 1 hour to tabulate results while the new system took only minutes. A complete recapitulation of the standings of the candidates took only 1 hour, not 1 day.

Modern times had come to elections!

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Service Disruption Notice - Kenilworth Branch

Due to branch construction, the parking lot at Kenilworth Branch is unavailable, including the branch's accessible parking space. As an alternative, the closest library locations with access to barrier-free parking are the Barton Branch, 571 Barton St E and the Red Hill Branch, 695 Queenston Rd.‚Äč We apologize for any inconvenience.

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