February 1, 2022
Just because you voted in September’s election, that doesn’t mean it was counted.
Elections Canada officials admitted Monday more than 200,000 mail-in ballots were not counted, says Blacklock’s Reporter.
The number of ballot kits that were late, cancelled or marked as lost in the mail was greater than the margin of victory.
“We are deeply sorry for any elector who was unable to vote on election day,” said Susan Torosian, executive policy Director for Elections Canada.
Figures on wayward ballots were detailed in a report tabled in Parliament.
The agency sent ballot kits to 1,274,447 electors who asked to vote by mail. Of those only 1,068,543 were returned and counted.
The difference of some 205,000 uncounted ballots included 90,000 “returned late and not counted” and another 114,583 that were never returned. By comparison, the margin between Liberal and Conservative candidates nationwide totaled 190,790 votes
Blacklock’s at the time of the September 20 election documented cases in which electors applied for ballots by mail, but never received them in time to vote.