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Municipality launches public engagement campaign to try and get more people to vote

The city of Halifax has launched a new public engagement campaign on voter participation and how to get more people to cast a ballot.

The seven-week campaign kicked off Monday with an online forum and questionaire being launched on the Shape Your City Halifax portal. The themes for discussion include voter engagement, young and new voters, how to cast your ballot and accessibility.

The city has other public participation sessions scheduled, including an interactive half-day webcast event at the Halifax Central Library on April 11 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and social media interaction with the Twitter handle @hfxelections.

The campaign runs until April 20.

You can go to shapeyourcityhalifax.ca/elections for full details.

Halifax's next municipal election is slated for Oct. 15, 2016.

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