No voting options left for people exposed to COVID-19 in N.W.T. this week – CBC

Advance polls and mail-in applications are now closed

Sep 16, 2021

Some people planning to vote on Election Day won’t be able to cast their ballots if they’re isolating.

With advance polls now closed and the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots passed, Elections Canada says there’s no recourse for voters who get exposed to COVID-19 this week. Anyone who is isolating will not be welcome at polling stations.

“If somebody is in isolation, then they’re in isolation for safety reasons and they need to remain (there),” said Leanne Tait, Election Canada’s returning officer for the Northwest Territories.

Tait said well before the writ dropped, Elections Canada was looking to expand how people could vote. Ultimately, though, Tait said it was up to Parliament to let Elections Canada offer other methods of voting.

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