Elections Canada Screw-Up Result In 1500 Eligible Voters Not Getting Info Cards

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Due to a mix-up with printing,1,500 eligible voters in B.C. did not receive their voter information cards for the federal election.

Those voters were from two regions, with 950 people in Greenwood and 600 in Midway, B.C., said Elections Canada.

After a printing mix-up, the reprinted cards were supposed to be sent out at the beginning of last week.

“But we’re hearing from residents that no one’s received them yet,” said Andrea Marantz, a spokesperson for Elections Canada, to CBC.

However, Elections Canada is reminding everyone that you do not need a voter information card to vote. Eligible voters can cast a ballot by providing government I.D..

If you do no have that, you can bring two pieces of I.D. with your name on it and one with your current address. Or someone can vouch for you if they can prove their own identity and proof of address.

You can also register at the polls if you have not done so yet. Voters can find their polling stations, here.

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