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LETTER: A challenge to all West Kelowna voters

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October 10, 2018 - 12:16 PM


Democracy will fail and turn into an Aristocracy or even a Corporatocracy if the majority of voters do not show up to vote during elections.

Peachland has the highest Okanagan voter turnout of 42 per cent. West Kelowna has a voter turnout of only 30 per cent. Surely West Kelowna Voters can turn out once every four years to determine how your own tax dollars are to be spent and in numbers greater than Peachland’s 42 per cent!

In this election, it is so very important that everyone gets out to vote otherwise the money you pay into the City’s bank account may be abused by it being spent on special interest group projects and other such items that do not benefit all taxpayers or give you a return on your investment in your City. This next City Council will be able to spend the $280 million you are giving them and will be able to put our City (you) in debt to levels that you will not realize until it is too late.

Please, every one of voting age, Parents, Grandparents, and voting age teens (18+), talk to all your neighbours, friends, and family, and at the very least look at the candidates and what they have said and head to the polls to make your mark for democracy. Take your non-voting age children or brothers and sisters or grandchildren with you and show them what democracy means and what you are doing for their future.

Take up the challenge. If Peachland can do it so can West Kelowna. Please vote.

The two advance Municipal Election Polls will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Both are held at the Westbank Lions Community Centre, 2466 Main Street, West Kelowna

The actual Municipal General Election Polling day and location is Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Westbank Lions Community Centre, 2466 Main Street
  • Constable Neil Bruce Middle School, 2010 Daimler Drive
  • Mar Jok Elementary School, 2101 McDougall Road
  • Glenrosa Middle School, 3565 McIver Road

R. Jackson, Administrator
The Audience Group
West Kelowna

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