Electoral reform tele-town hall tonight

Local MP Nathan Cullen is hosting a town hall over the phone on electoral reform tonight.

The Old Church in Smithers is packed for an electoral town hall hosted by MP Nathan Cullen Sept. 9.

The Old Church in Smithers is packed for an electoral town hall hosted by MP Nathan Cullen Sept. 9.

Voters have a chance to make their voices heard on how they want their votes to count in the next federal election by taking part in a tele-town hall Monday night.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP and democratic reform committee member Nathan Cullen is hosting the call-in conference. Recommendations from the committee are due Dec. 1.

Residents can join the phone-in conference at 7 p.m. by calling 1-877-229-8493 with ID code 112621.

Other topics covered in a recent Smithers town hall included lowering the voting age and electronic voting.

“Whether we got to war or not rests on how we vote; whether we have good environmental legislation or bad; whether we have a good economy or bad one in terms of the government rests on how we vote. It’s a big factor,” summed up Cullen at the Smithers meeting.