November 14, 2020
Only days after Elections Canada bragged that Canada’s election system was immune to the problems that plagued the US election, a new report indicates otherwise.
According to a Survey of Election Officers report, approximately 35% of election officers in 2019 reported voters whose names were not in the National Register of Elections.
“35% of poll staff said they sometimes or often encountered individuals asking to vote who were not on the list of electors and who were unable to be registered at the polling station,” claimed the report.
“Approximately four in ten (39%) noticed electors whose address did not match the list of electors, while nearly identical proportions noticed electors who had improper ID.”
The report indicates 27% of poll officers encountered voters who couldn’t prove their address, and another 14% reported coming across voters who could not prove their identification.
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