The ‘What I want to know before I vote’ campaign involved erecting large chalk boards in Palmerston North communities where the public were encouraged to write down any questions they would like addressed.
Neil Miller, head of strategy and policy says the Council wants to reach out to the diverse communities that make up our City.
“One way to activate citizens and increase voter participation in local and national elections is to listen to what they have to say. It was great to hear people from all walks of life talk about what matters to them,” Neil said.
“The boards provided an opportunity for the community to write their thoughts and questions down. We will in turn, put these to the politicians on Thursday.”