A non-profit company has created a website dedicated to the municipal election campaign in Saskatoon.
The site, www.yxevotes.com, which was activated Wednesday by the development firm Whitespace, aims to supply voters with information from the campaigns of people running for mayor and for city council.
"Our city is currently undergoing a period of rapid growth and significant change," the company's Dale Zak said in a news release about the website's launch Wednesday. "With a number of critical issues on the table in the months and years ahead, it is even more important than usual that Saskatonians are actively involved in October's municipal election."
Flavio Ishii, one of the developers of the site, said the company felt it could improve on existing online resources for the municipal vote. "We met with the city and some candidates to discuss ways in which we could increase voter turnout," Ishii said.
They determined people wanted easy and quick access to information on candidates, and other information about the vote.
The company has essentially pulled together Saskatoon election data from a variety of locations, and is presenting it in a single location.
The site also pulls in Twitter messages relating to the Saskatoon campaign, providing a forum for sharing information and comment.
Municipal elections take place in communities across the province on Oct. 24.