Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Half of west Lethbridge voters sent across the city to cast ballot in federal election

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LETHBRIDGE, AB – If you live on the west side, you might be traveling a fair distance outside of your neighbourhood to cast a ballot in Monday’s federal election.

Typically, polling locations are a short jaunt from your home address to make voting as convenient as possible.

However, at least half the west side had to be re-located to one single location on the other side of the city and COVID-19 is to blame.

The local Returning Office, which decides where to place polling stations, says many traditional venues, like schools, are not allowing the public inside because of the pandemic.

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In fact, no Lethbridge schools agreed to act as polling locations this time around.

While Elections Canada doesn’t broadcast a list of polling stations so as not to confuse people, if you live in west Lethbridge and your designated location is nowhere near your home, it’s not a typo, that is where you go to vote.

If you haven’t received a voter information card in the mail, you can visit Elections Canada to find information on where to vote as well as a list of candidates.

Polls are open from 7:30am to 7:30pm.

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