Gambo se­nior says she was de­nied the right to vote

The Beacon (Gander) - - Front page - BY ADAM RANDELL THE BEA­CON Adam.randell@gan­der­bea­con.ca

Gwen Cooper feels her demo­cratic right to vote was taken away.

The 80-year-old Gambo se­nior is cur­rently at Oram’s Em­manuel Manor, and was un­able to leave the fa­cil­ity on elec­tion day Sept. 26 as she had been re­ceiv­ing cancer treat­ment.

Hav­ing al­ways ex­er­cised her right to vote, Cooper was ex­pect­ing some­one to stop by the se­niors’ home to set up a polling booth – also known as mo­bile polling.

She found out Mon­day night, the night be­fore the elec­tion, this would not be tak­ing place.

“A few of us were able to get out to vote, but there were sev­eral oth­ers that did not get to vote be­cause it was just too hard to get out,” she said.

“They de­nied me my right to vote and I’m mad. I al­ways made it a point to get out and vote.”

Cooper said she made a num­ber of en­quiries with the town about why there was no mo­bile polling at the se­nior’s home, but didn’t re­ceive sat­is­fac­tory an­swers.

The Town of Gambo did not re­turn the Bea­con’s call.

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