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Video: Make your mark in tomorrow's elections
9:22am Wednesday 2nd May 2012 in Blackburn
PEOPLE are being encouraged to turn out to vote in tomorrow’s elections.
Blackburn with Darwen Council has updated a popular video to encourage people to vote.
The video, first produced for the 2009 European and Darwen Town Council elections, received almost 3,000 hits.
The updated version starts with bin wagons driving into the shape of an X, a graffiti-style X being cleaned, before switching to Blakey’s café bar, in Blackburn town centre, where staff are seen pouring tea into cups, and mayonnaise onto a salad in the shape of an X.
Children from Darwen children’s centre also performed X jumps, and the video ends with a number of council staff holding up signs giving their reasons as to why they vote.
Returning officer Graham Burgess said: “Resurrecting the video is a different way of reminding people that May 3 is their chance to make their mark and have a say in who is elected. Voting in the local elections is vitally important as it ultimately leads to how services, like the ones featured, are delivered.
Please pass the link around so that as many people as possible can see it before Thursday.”
To view the video visit www.blackburn.gov.uk/elections