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

WATCH ABOVE: The were various troubles at polling stations across the Greater Toronto Area. At one, voters say they weren't on the list and their ballot box wasn't there. Christina Stevens reports.

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.

READ MORE: What time do polls open and close across Canada?

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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