Ron Howard (left) and John Topping invite the public down to Home Building Centre Friday and Saturday for the tradition of the election Hot Dog Poll in support of Venture Training.

Ron Howard (left) and John Topping invite the public down to Home Building Centre Friday and Saturday for the tradition of the election Hot Dog Poll in support of Venture Training.

ELECTION 2015: Hot dog poll backs venture

Venture Training is hosting a hot dog poll Friday and Saturday as a way of raising funds and promoting the election

If you relish exercising your democratic rights, this poll will cut the mustard.

Venture Training is hosting a hot dog poll Friday and Saturday as a way of raising funds and profiling the North Okanagan-Shuswap candidates running in the federal election.

“They are a lot of fun and very accurate,” said organizer John Topping.

For $4, you get a hot dog and a drink and a chance to vote for Conservative Mel Arnold, Liberal Cindy Derkaz, Green Chris George and Jacqui Gingras, with the NDP.

And unlike a real ballot, you can vote for none of the above.

Stuffing the ballot box is also welcome by purchasing as many hot dogs as you want.

“If they have a big mouth and money, they can do that,” said Topping.

“We also take votes from people under age 18. They need to get involved in the election process early in life.”

All funds will go to Venture Training, which operates programs for developmentally disabled individuals.

The hot dog poll will be held at Home Building Centre on 27th Street and runs Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.