The Get out the vote messages didn't resonate as well as they could have

The final thing that Prince Rupert residents would have seen when they put down their Daily News from Friday night, would have been a number of stories urging local residents to make the trek to the polls on Saturday.

A noble cause and a push in the community that might have given one hope that the democratic process would find a receptive audience and a growing throng of voters at the Civic Centre on Saturday.

Alas, as the 41 percent vote total outlines, the participation rate this year was even less involved than that of three years ago when 46 perecnt of Rupert’s voters headed for the polling stations. This years result provides for a turnout that fell short of expectations, despite the best efforts of the various community leaders who urged for a strong response to the issues for a strong voice…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article … 7544252299 )-