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Election reps at Centennial United Church are telling residents to expect long waits to cast their votes. Elections Canada sent them a non-alphabetized list. According to an elections representative, the location was sent multiple lists from multiple voting zones.

The staff are having to search through it looking for names.

Most of those exiting the building after casting their vote, are reporting taking at least an hour to complete the process.
We are now hearing that residents of other communities are experiencing the same issue.

“In Sooke at SeaParc there is only ONE advanced polling booth; expect long lineups and delays. I suspect that the ‘Fair Elections Act’ has decided to destroy the multiple advanced polling booths and cut back on staff that they use to have to let people vote efficiently . Nothing like deterring people to vote to make things ‘fair.’ Also voter cards state that the polling station is open until 8 pm but staff here say that they are closing at 7 pm,” writes Shawn Merrill, on Victoria Buzz.

You can vote from noon until 8 p.m. on the following four days:

  • Friday, Oct. 9
  • Saturday, Oct. 10
  • Sunday, Oct. 11
  • Monday, Oct. 12

Click here for more info on advance voting

 

Other comments left on Victoria Buzz Facebook page:

“Same issue in Ontario – they HAD an alphabetised list and it took well over an hour.”  ~ Kim Jones

“Wait at Luxton was over an hr too, only one polling station. Very ill prepared is what I thought and others. There were some people just standing around. Didn’t help either that the building used to be smoked in at one time and reeks of stale smoke. Kinda gross” ~ Kelly Lynn

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Posted by Victoria Buzz on Friday, October 9, 2015

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