Vancouver voting extended at four stations

You have more time to vote if you’re near one of four polling stations in Vancouver, but you better get there quick.

Britannia and Killarney community centres, Oakridge Centre and Hastings Elementary ran out of ballots for a period of 20 to 45 minutes on Saturday afternoon. Supplies were replenished, but chief election officer/city clerk Janice MacKenzie exercised her authority to extend voting to compensate for the delays.

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Killarney’s hours were extended to 8:15 p.m., Britannia and Oakridge until 8:30 p.m. and Hastings Elementary until 8:45 p.m.

City hall’s communications department said that the Vancouver Charter allows polls to close when the last person has voted. Everyone in line either inside or outside will be permitted to vote.

City of Vancouver allowed voters to cast ballots at any one of 121 polling stations across the city, in a move to encourage greater turnout.

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