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Local Website Makes Following Election a Snap

September 8, 2011 7:05 AM | News


A website acting as a resource for information relating to Manitoba’s upcoming provincial election is catching on as more people begin to focus on the candidates and their policies.

ManitobaElection.ca recently launched and extends beyond what a similar website the two creators utilized during Winnipeg’s civic election last year.

Kyle Geske and Jody Gillis are behind the “citizen created election resource” — part of Open Democracy Manitoba.

The site features interactive constituency maps, a calendar of election-related events, and educational resources on legislative politics in Manitoba.

There’s also a section to find the websites, e-mail addresses, Facebook fan pages and Twitter feeds for the candidate in your riding. Online news articles that mention candidates are also linked, providing up-to-date election news from a variety of media sources.

Geske and Gillis are building off their success with WinnipegElection.ca. “By election day our site had been visited by over forty-five thousand Winnipeggers,” Gillis said.

“We’ve raised our expectations for ManitobaElection.ca”, adds Geske. “We want to engage voters and empower them to learn about the candidates, the issues, and the legislative process itself.”

The provincial election is October 4.