Voting card mix up.
Elections Canada has already been reported with having some issues with voting cards, voters being instructed to vote nearly 600km away, the website showing some voters as unregistered and others. Elections are a massive logistical operation and sometimes what can go wrong will go wrong.
However, we haven’t come across this one before. We were shown a voter information card by someone, whom as a permanent resident knows full well they are not entitled to vote, have never registered to vote and never would register unless they were a citizen.
This person has no intention of trying to vote yet looking at the card it would be easy to provide the right identification and do so. One has to ask how common this is? How can a person that has never registered to vote turn up on an election database?
“I would love to eb able to vote but I can’t,” said the local person.
Perhaps more unsettling is how many other people that are not entitled to vote might vote this time or with no compulsory ID requirement of citizenship how many people have voted before that were not supposed to?
We have put all of these questions to Elections Canada but at the time of publication have not received a response.
Photo courtesy of Elections Canada