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Voters report long delays at some advance polling stations

Strong advance turnout

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m.

There are reports out of Lake Country that voters at the Winfield Memorial Hall are experiencing a long wait to cast advance poll ballots.

One voter said the line has barely moved in a half hour.


ORIGINAL: 12:45 p.m.

Voters hoping to cast ballots ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election say it's extremely slow going at the Mission Creek Alliance Church polling station.

One woman who contacted Castanet says she went to the polling station at 10 a.m., and was told there would be about a one-hour wait.

"I came back at 11, and I've already been here for half an hour. There's still eight people in front of me," she said.

"There's only one polling booth. They've dropped the ball, again."

The caller said staff didn't appear to be ready for voters to arrive.

"They didn't have enough signs out. I tried all the front doors ... there were no signs saying go to the back."

Castanet has reached out to the returning officer for the riding.

Advance polls opened this morning at 9 a.m. They close tonight at 9 p.m.

You can also vote in advance polls Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.



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