Lost in the voter sys­tem

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Ed­i­tor, I’m be­gin­ning to un­der­stand why ev­ery­one does not make the ef­fort to vote in mu­nic­i­pal coun­cil and school board elec­tions.

Friends told me that they re­ceived in­for­ma­tion in the mail re­gard­ing the process of vot­ing (i.e. on-line; PIN num­ber; ad­vance poll, etc.)

Re­al­iz­ing that I had not re­ceived any of this in­for­ma­tion, I con­tacted Voter­lookup.ca on line, to ver­ify that my name was reg­is­tered. This site is man­aged by MPAC - Mu­nic­i­pal Prop­erty As­sess­ment Cor­po­ra­tion.

I en­tered all rel­e­vant re­quested in­for­ma­tion but was in­formed, “could not find a prop­erty at this ad­dress.”

I called the clerk at the Town­ship of North Glen­garry. She recorded my in­for­ma­tion more than two week ago, but I still have not re­ceived my pack­age.

Once more, to­day, I in­quired at Voter­lookup.ca. I re­ceived the same mes­sage ad­vis­ing that there was no prop­erty at this ad­dress.

I’m won­der­ing how many oth­ers are not listed to vote. What can I do to be as­sured that I am el­i­gi­ble?

Carol Bell­ware, North Glen­garry

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