Persons seeking election to Toronto’s council handed out cards in the 1800s that’s solicited your vote and your influence that is your direct input to affect change.Wonderful.
Most councillors today rarely seen seek direct input on subjects up before council. They prefer to hold very few input meetings, each year, but hardly ever on regularly scheduled items on the agenda.
Meaning as a verb, influence typically means “to affect or change someone or something in an indirect but usually important way.”
ST. JAMES’ WARD.
YOUR VOTE AND INFLUENCE
ARE RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED FOR THE RE-ELECTION OF
N. L. STEINER
Alderman for the Year 1885.
Election will take place on Monday, January 5th, 1885.