Glen Grunwald's Board Blog

Archive of the blog of the former President and CEO of the Toronto Board of Trade.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

When is a voter NOT a voter?

Well, it looks like we'd better stop sniggering about our neighbours to the south having trouble with their voting system. It turns out the voters' list for the City of Toronto could have thousands of people on it who are not Canadian citizens and should not be able to vote.

The City is now trying to verify the citizenship of some 277,000 people!

This close to the municipal election in November, it's posing a potentially big problem. If people don't get verified in time, they will be challenged at the polls and have to sign an oath that they really are citizens and have voting rights. That's going to take extra time and could create congestion at the polling booths, not to mention opening the door to anyone willing to sign a false oath.

It also means that an unknown number of invalid votes have been counted in the past. Makes you wonder about anyone elected in this city by a narrow margin - could invalid votes have changed any election outcomes? I doubt we'll ever know ...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a racist pig.

Like the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations says if you are a resident of Toronto and contributing whether as a worker or a mother or just as a resident you have a moral right to vote and should disregard racist election rules.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does this make him racist? The law says you have to be a citizen, nothing about what colour or race you are!

Telling people they should break the law is ridiculous. If you want the right to vote, become a Canadian!

9:11 AM  

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