The Canadian Press

2015-09-14 | FedElxn Voting

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Canada's chief electoral officer is confident those who want to vote will be able to on October 19th, and says his agency has conducted special outreach with aboriginal communities. One of the principal concerns with the Conservative government's new Fair Elections Act is that voter identification requirements, which insist on addresses, will disproportionately disqualify aboriginals on crowded reserves. Marc Mayrand says the agency has published election information in 15 different aboriginal languages so people will know the requirements for casting a ballot. (The new law also ends the practise of vouching, in which a properly identified voter can vouch for the identity of someone lacking complete I-D.)

Date: 2015-09-14
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

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