Canadians could go to the polls over a weekend if election held amid COVID-19

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Elections Canada says it would be able to run a general election amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but is anticipating an uptick in mail-in voting and is eyeing updates to federal elections law to allow more flexibility for voters and those running the vote, including big changes around when people cast their ballots.

planning in the context of COVID-19 , the federal elections agency says that, in order to make voting more accessible and safe, the Canada Elections Act could use some amendments.

The agency says they intend to make formal recommendations to Parliament about legislative changes once the new session begins and after they consult with Canadians, as well as stakeholders such as political parties and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Given the prospect of a snap election being called as early as this fall, Elections Canada is already working to put in place some interim measures that won’t require parliamentary approval.

Removing the Vote on Campus services, given most colleges and universities are primarily holding courses online at this time; andThe agency also notes that the more time they have before the next election day comes, the more measures they’ll be able to put in place.

 

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Let’s go! I’m so sick of these trump 2.0 losers

Advance poll voters often go on a weekend. IMHO, NBD.

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