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Rossland wins voter challenge

A local regional competition to get more people to vote in the recent federal election has been won by the City Of Rossland.

The Community Voter Challenge asked several local governments in the Kootenays to promote the friendly rivalry.

Rossland had a 12.7% increase in voter numbers compared to the 2011 election with an 81% turn-out.

New Denver and Castlegar were second and third.

Here’s one of the organisers Mike Chapman.

Poll-by-poll numbers released by Elections Canada shows voter turn-out in our two federal ridings was 73%, higher than the national and provincial numbers.

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