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New Westminster to post election candidate profiles on website

New Westminster civic candidate profiles will be included on the city's 2014 election website.

The move is an attempt to encourage higher voter turnout for the Nov. 15 election.

It's up to the candidates to provide the information and they have the option of including a photograph, a 150-word statement and contact information.

A city staff report said the chief election officer Isabell Hadford won't be responsible for the information's accuracy, but does have the right to deem material frivolous or unsuitable for publication.

At council's request, the website includes links describing what the roles of local government, councillors and school trustees are.

Nominations can be officially filed as of Sept. 30. The nomination period closes Oct. 10.

Find the website at www.newwestcity.ca/city_hall/mayor_and_council/election_information.php

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