Canadians isolating due to COVID-19 will be unable to vote on election day – CBC

Here’s what you need to know if you test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Sept. 20

Sep 16, 2021

You’ve read the party platforms, received your voter ID card, and made a plan to vote on election day. But then you, or a close contact, test positive for COVID-19. What happens now?

Any Canadian voter who is required to self-isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test, or close contact with someone who has tested positive, in accordance with their provincial or territorial rules, will have no way to cast a ballot on Sept. 20.

Elections Canada has brought in a number of precautions for safe voting, including safety measures at polling booths, advance voting dates and mail-in ballots. Nearly 5.8 million Canadians voted over the four days of advance polling, and more than 1.2 million Canadians requested special voting kits, far more than in previous years.

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