Woman miffed as mother turned away from polls

By Andru McCracken


When Erin Stallwood and her mother went to vote on October 21 she was surprised to find that two people in front of her were turned around, unable to vote in this election, and then the same thing happened to her mom.

Stallwood was upset when she found out that her mother, who is not a long-term resident of Valemount (she hails from southern Alberta) was not able to vote because she wasn’t in the right jurisdiction.

When she called Elections Canada about the problem, they advised her that she could vouch that her mother currently resided in Valemount. That would enable her to vote.

Stallwood was pleased, but wondered what the impact would be for others already turned away.

“That’s good for me, but what about these other people?” she asked.

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