Like many Canadians, Morinville, Alta., resident Kristene Radtke believes there’s quite a bit at stake this federal election.
“I believe this one is admittedly essential for everyone,” she mentioned.
On Wednesday, nonetheless, she and her household all examined constructive for COVID-19.
Radtke known as Elections Canada to see if there have been any choices to solid her poll Monday, however was informed she wouldn’t be capable of vote.
“‘There’s nothing we will do you,’” she mentioned they informed her. “‘It’s a must to observe the protocol and it’s a must to isolate.’”
Radtke mentioned she would have voted earlier, however was nonetheless undecided. She feels there ought to have been extra choices for circumstances like this, contemplating the timing of the election.
“There’s lots of people — it’s not simply me — that aren’t going to have the ability to vote — I’m only one,” she mentioned.
“I nonetheless suppose I’ve a proper to vote.”
A spokesperson for Elections Canada informed International Information “it’s unlucky, however that’s the laws which Elections Canada should abide by. Solely Parliament could make adjustments to the laws.”
The Elections Canada web site notes “after Tuesday, Sept. 14, electors who’ve or consider they’ve COVID-19 and who haven’t already utilized to vote by mail will be unable to vote.”
Radtke thinks that isn’t proper.
“I’ve performed my half — I’ve been vaccinated, I’m attempting to guard everyone, put on a masks and following and heeding medical professionals and now I can’t vote — it simply frustrates me,” she mentioned.
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