I read with dismay the statistics of the most recent Central Saanich by-election, only 20.39 per cent of voters casting a ballot. I certainly hope that not one of the 79.61 per cent of you will have any complaints about the state of the infrastructure, the spending of your dollars on new buildings, the actual cost to you of running a by-election or anything else that may have an impact on your life here in Central Saanich including how much you pay in taxes.
It is our democratic right and a true privilege to vote, be it for local council, your provincial or federal governments or if applicable your local credit unions or co-op boards. In a country where voting seems to be taken for granted and is largely ignored I say look at those countries where going to vote means taking your life into your hands yet people line up for hours to do so.
As election day in B.C. is just around the corner I urge you to go out and do what is right – go vote.