Elections Ontario have extended the hours of four Barrie-area polling stations

An Elections Ontario voting location sign. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Elections Ontario have extended the voting hours at four local polling stations after two separate hold-and-secure incidents.

In Bradford, Elections Ontario have extended the hours at polling station 006 Chris Hadfield Public School until 11:25 p.m. At polling station 006 W.H Day Public School residents now have until 9:25 to cast their ballot.

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Police put both schools on a hold-and-secure this afternoon while they were searching the area for a suspect in connection with a shooting in Barrie. In order to make up for the interruption, Elections Ontario extended the hours.

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In Orillia, polling station 033 Orillia Secondary school, and polling station 034 Lion’s Oval Public School will both be open until 9:25 p.m.

The schools were placed on a hold-and-secure after police received reports that a person carrying a weapon was seen in the area. In order to make up for lost time, Elections Ontario will keep the stations open later.

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Several other polling stations across the province will open late due to technical issues.

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