TRURO - A local organization is urging everyone to make their vote count in the municipal election.
The Truro and District Chamber of Commerce said turnout in both Truro and Colchester County was dismal during the last municipal election and it hopes that won't happen again.
"It's easy to say that one vote won't make a difference, but with 19 per cent and 34 per cent voter turnout in Truro and Colchester County, respectively during the last municipal election, the outcome could be decided by those who didn't vote the last time around if they chose to vote in this election," said Don Hay, president of the chamber of commerce.
Hay believes decisions made by municipal governments will have the largest direct impact on personal finances and quality of life than any other level of government.
The chamber hopes councils will deal with specific issues immediately after the election, including business development and growth, the growing gap between residential and commercial tax rates despite the number of services received, and flooding.
The chamber is also making available this week's online mayor's debate. The video can be seen at www.trurochamber.com