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Creston council turns down voter’s challenge

Creston Town Council has opted out of a challenge by Nelson’s Mayor to help boost voter turnout at the upcoming federal election.

Mayor Ron Toyota says council supports the concept but doesn’t think it?s up to elected officials at the civic level.

Nelson City Council has okayed taking part in the initiative prompted by the non-partisan group, Kootenay Community Voters Challenge.

The competition calls for municipal governments to help ramp up the number of eligible voters at the polls.

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