Like many Canadians, the resident of Morinville, Alta., Kristene Radtke believes that loads is at stake on this federal election.
“I feel that is actually necessary for everybody,” she stated.
Nevertheless, on Wednesday, she and her household all examined constructive for COVID-19.
Radtke referred to as Elections Canada to see if there was any alternative to vote on Monday, however was informed she could not vote.
“‘We will not harm you,'” she stated, they informed her. “‘You need to comply with the protocol and isolate your self.'”
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Radtke stated she had voted earlier, however was nonetheless undecided. Given the timing of the elections, there ought to have been extra choices for such circumstances.
“There are lots of people – not simply me – who cannot select – I am only one,” she stated.
“I nonetheless suppose I’ve the correct to vote.”
An Elections Canada spokesperson informed International Information, “It is unlucky, however that is the laws Elections Canada should adhere to. Solely parliament could make adjustments to the laws. “
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The Elections Canada web site states: “After Tuesday September 14th, voters who’ve or imagine they’ve COVID-19 and who haven’t but utilized by postal vote will be unable to vote.”
Radtke does not suppose that is proper.
“I’ve accomplished my half – I have been vaccinated, I attempt to shield everybody, I put on a masks and obey and heed medical professionals and now I can not select – it simply frustrates me,” she stated.
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