Two men working in Welland are furious after being told they can't vote

Two men working for a carinval in Welland are furious after being told they can't vote.

Andrew Easton who lives in North Bay went to a polling location on Niagara Street with his photo ID, and was turned away since he lives in another community.

Easton says his wife called Elections Ontario today and confirmed that he would be able to vote in another location as long as he had ID.

Elections Ontario clearly states that people travelling outside of their polling location can vote by mail by June 1, in an advance poll, or in person by special ballot before election day at your returning office until June 6.

Easton says he understands the rules, but he took time off work because the lady from Elections Ontario told her this morning he would be able to vote with ID.

We reached out to Elections Ontario to see if anything can be done.

This is the response we received.

While we can’t comment on this specific instance without further detail, our public call centre is well-versed in the ID and voting location requirements of the Election Act.

As mentioned in your previous email, special ballot could be cast until 6:00 PM on June 6, as detailed on our website.

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