Some voters have had trouble accessing polling stations in Cloverdale, according to John Aldag’s campaign manager.
Cindy Dalglish Tweeted out before noon that “too many schools are not accessible and people are leaving the polling stations.”
She noted Cloverdale’s AJ McClelland Elementary School and Langley City’s Nicomekl Elementary School had accessibility issues.
Hi Cindy, With notified the appropriate teams. If you would like to make a formal complaint, please do so here: https://t.co/ZthUtzjYg8
— Elections Canada (@ElectionsCan_E) October 21, 2019
Elections Canada replied to her Tweet, saying they had “notified the appropriate teams.”
“People with mobility issues aren’t able to get to the voting booths because of the location of the gyms in comparison to the parking lot,” Dalglish wrote on Facebook. “Apparently the RO and the Principal got into it at AJ McClellan.”
She also said “Clayton Heights is a complete mud pit and [you] can’t get walkers through. You have to walk around the entire school at Salish. George Greenaway also is at the back of the school.”
Later in the day, at around 5 p.m., there were no accessibility problems apparent at the George Greenaway Elementary School polling station. There was, however, a small, continuous line that ranged from a minimum of five or six people at any given time, up to a dozen or more.
— Cloverdale Reporter (@CloverdaleNews) October 22, 2019
In an informal exit poll, 20 voters were surveyed. All 20 said they voted “party” and not “person.” Nearly all, 18, said the voting process was smooth and fast. Two voters said they had slight delays of up to 15 minutes because they had different addresses on their ID compared to their listed address on file with Elections Canada.