The next municipal election in B.C. is on November 19, 2011. Voter turnout for municipal elections is not very high because many people believe municipal government does not affect us as much as provincial and federal governments. Perhaps municipal governments don’t have the large budgets of these other governments or the control of: foreign affairs, national defence, money and banking and criminal law, (federal government) education and healthcare. (provincial government) Municipal governments do control: and use planning, emergency services, (police, paramedics) water, sewer, recycling, libraries, parks and recreation and more. Voting for your mayor and councilors is important and requires some homework.
Check out your local government by: looking at their websites, reading the local papers and mailed out pamphlets which will identify the candidates, and maybe attending a town hall meeting. Vote on November 19, 2011 because your city government touches your life every day!
Find out everything you need to know at B.C. Elections
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