Residents of Tofino will be singing a song about Smithers soon.
This comes after Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach challenged Tofino’s mayor to a voter turnout contest.
Although neither town saw an increase in voters, Smithers had the smaller drop.
Bachrach says it is a bittersweet victory.
“It is an interesting one because both of our voter turn outs went down considerably which is disappointing,” he says. “But in terms of who sings, it looks like Tofino will be signing about Smithers.”
In 2011, over 41% of eligible voters in Smithers cast a ballot but this year just 33.5% did. Bachrach thinks the low voter turnout is due to there not being a mayoral race or referendum.