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.