Voters urged to follow Elections Canada instructions

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Voters headed to the polls Monday should remember to follow official Elections Canada information about where and how to vote.

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Residents can find information about their voting location, hours, candidates and identification requirements using their postal code at

On Monday, Windsor-Tecumseh Conservative candidate Kathy Borrelli said her campaign became aware the NDP campaign for Cheryl Hardcastle had sent out election reminder cards to residents with the wrong voting location.

Mark Moore, the Elections Canada returning officer for Windsor-Tecumseh, confirmed he was made aware of an incorrect location on voter reminder cards through speaking with Conservative and NDP campaign officials. He said he had not personally seen the cards.

Moore said he believes it was an “honest mistake:” He said he was informed incorrect cards had the right location name but the address of another, similarly-named polling location.

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“They (the NDP campaign) delivered the cards to their supporters and they delivered them to a small area around the voting location,” Moore said, adding he did not know how many cards had been delivered.

Elections Canada staff at the impacted locations have been informed, Moore said, so any voters who may present at the wrong address will be given the correct address and directions. Moore added the campaign was collecting the cards and alerting voters who received the wrong information.

NDP officials did not immediately return a request for comment Monday morning.

Voters are urged to check their voting location online or on their official Elections Canada voter information card.

In the lead up to Monday’s election, officials said voting locations may have changed from past elections. Many local school boards opted not to have schools used as polling places to limit student and staff exposure to COVID-19.

Instead, polling places are set for other large spaces that can accommodate physical distancing – community centres, churches, arenas and municipal buildings. It means voters should carefully read their Elections Canada voter card, or check, before heading to the polls.

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