Ontario voters plagued by polling-place disinformation

Elections agency warns of false information
Some voters told polling stations changed
By Laura Payton, CBC News Posted: May 1, 2011 6:42 PM ET Last Updated: May 1, 2011 9:06 PM ET

Elections Canada is warning voters not to trust anyone but the agency itself about where they ‘should vote on Monday after reports that some voters are being told to go to the wrong polling stations – some up to an hour away from their homes.

Spokeswoman Francine Bastien said Elections Canada has had reports from several ridings of voters being given false information directing them to the wrong place to vote. Most, but not all, are in Ontario. She confirmed Kitchener-Waterloo is one of the affected ridings.

A spokesman for Liberal Anita Neville, who’s running for re-election in Winnipeg-South Centre, said they started getting calls from voters on Saturday asking whether their polling stations had changed.

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