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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!


Central Library 4th floor -- Not available to public from March 13 to 15

The 4th floor of the Central Library will not be available to the public from March 13 to 15 because of special JUNO events happening during these dates.

Westdale Branch - External Accessible Door Out of Order

Please be advised that the External Accessible Door at the Westdale branch is currently out of service.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

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