Voting issues emerge at Greater Toronto Area polling stations on election day

TORONTO – Polling stations are open across the Greater Toronto Area but some voters are encountering roadblocks.

A handful of voters in the riding of Toronto-St. Paul’s had to wait over 45 minutes for their ballot box to arrive after polls opened at 9:30 a.m. ET.

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The same scenario played out in the riding of Spadina-Fort York as election officials were a complete no-show for over an hour.

Meanwhile, a voter in the Vaughan-Woodbridge riding found out her station is only open between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and advised others to check their voter cards.

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“Called Elections Canada to verify whether it’s a typo…. NOPE!,” wrote Diana Leslie on a Facebook post on Sunday.

“Would have been out of luck if I showed up after work tomorrow, as I assumed they all close late.”

For the most part, voters in Ontario have until 9:30 p.m. ET. to cast their ballots, unless otherwise indicated.


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