Toronto seniors face polling station confusion

Reports say Elections Canada didn't show up

At the Hawthorne Place Care Centre in Toronto, no one from Elections Canada arrived to open the polling station this morning, reports the Toronto Star. The paper says that many of the residents, some of them physically disabled, were upset about having to leave the building to vote, despite a sign that indicated it is a polling station. At another seniors centre at 18 Davenport Rd., many were surprised to learn Monday that the polling station had been moved down the road. Resident Clayton Anderson told the Star he believes that many fellow seniors won’t hike the extra few blocks to cast a ballot. Also in Toronto, at the Sunnybrook Veterans Hospital, there are reports of lines so long that many seniors gave up on voting.

Toronto Star

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