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Will election changes boost turnout?

The chief minister says it remains to be seen whether changing the month the general election is held will have any impact on voter turnout.

Tony Brown says compared to other jurisdictions, the Isle of Man usually has a high percentage of people at the polls, with some constituencies achieving figures of more than 70 per cent.

The 2011 general election will be held on Thursday, September 29, two months earlier than usual.

It's hoped the warmer weather and lighter evening will encourage more voters, but Mr Brown believes other factors will have more of an influence:

Story uploaded to manxradio.com on January 26, 2011.

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