Elections Canada probes extent of mistakes on polling day in Indigenous communities – CTV News

Elections Canada probes extent of mistakes on polling day in Indigenous communities – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2021108 Views

November 4, 2021

OTTAWA — Elections Canada has launched an investigation to see if errors cost Indigenous communities across Canada their right to vote.

It is checking to see whether First Nations in Kenora, Ont., were the only ones denied the ability to vote on polling day or if it was “a more general problem.”

There have been reports of incorrect information about polling stations on voter cards on reserves, and stations opening late in Indigenous areas.

Three fly-in First Nations communities in Kenora, including Pikangikum, Poplar Hill and Cat Lake, had no polling stations on election day.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/elections-canada-probes-extent-of-mistakes-on-polling-day-in-indigenous-communities-1.5652472

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