A new mayor is up for election in Fukuoka. The city election committee is trying to attract residents to vote with unique methods.
The city has prepared a unique voting awareness campaign on various SNS channels using Ultraman. The city feels that Ultraman appeals to both young and old voters. Giant banners have been prepared and placed on Fukuoka City Hall, measuring 20 meters long by 4 meters wide.
A short commercial can currently be viewed on the Fukuoka City website.
Currently, voter turnout is uncertain. During the last mayor’s election in 1994, it was the lowest recorded voting rate of 31.67%. Since then, it has ranged from 30-40% and the last mock election was at 38.73%.
This will be the first mayoral election since the voting age was lowered to 18-years-old and older. The city is hoping to encourage young voters by talking about more issues younger people care of and raising more interest.
The mayoral election day will take place on November 18, 2018.
Article Sources: Mainichi