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Voter card issues in Winnipeg-Centre

If you live in Winnipeg Centre and haven't received a voter information card yet, you're not alone.

Seven hundred and fifty voter information cards were returned by Canada Post, Elections Canada spokesperson Marie-France Kenny said Wednesday.

The returning officer for Winnipeg Centre reported the cards as "undelivered" by Canada Post, said Kenny. 

Kenny was uncertain what prompted Canada Post to return the voter information cards. In some cases, a postal code for one area was linked to the wrong polling station; in others, a card was sent to someone deceased or who has moved.

The "mega machine" Elections Canada system that sends out 26 million voter information cards has a 94 per cent accuracy rate, said Kenny.

The 750 "undelivered" in Winnipeg is considered a "manageable number," she said.

Voters who didn’t receive their information card can still vote, as long as they provide required identification. Electors can call 1-800-463-6868 or visit  www.elections.ca for more information.

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History

Updated on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 2:49 PM CDT: Updated with information from Elections Canada

October 18, 2019 at 12:58 PM: Removes reference to "a glitch in the system." Elections Canada indicates the returned cards were not due to a systemic problem.

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