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Nelson mayor eager to help boost the vote

One local mayor feels a personal responsibility to help improve the federal voter turnout.

Nelson’s Deb Kozak is speaking after a presentation this week from the non-partisan Kootenay Voters Challenge.

They want a friendly competition among Kootenay communities to help generate more voters at the polls.

Kozak says it’s imperative that elected officials help get the vote out.

Kozak says a prize like a visit from CBC personality and comedian Rick Mercer could be enough to boost voter numbers.

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