Montreal-area school board candidates denounce omissions from English voter list

By Linda Gyulai | Published Oct. 23, 2014 by The Montreal Gazette

Rival candidates in the English Montreal School Board election have denounced voting list irregularities as advance polling is set to begin on Sunday.

The revised voter list for the Nov. 2 election contains dozens of omissions of Montrealers who found themselves on the French voter list and who filed the appropriate forms at EMSB headquarters during the revision period to be transferred to the English list, Anne Lagacé Dowson, who is running for chairperson of the board, said at a news conference on Wednesday. She is leading a slate of school board commissioner candidates.

A voter must be on the English list to be eligible to cast a ballot in an English-language school board election in Quebec.

About 3,400 names were transferred to the English list to vote in the election of EMSB commissioners and chairperson, Team Lagacé Dowson said, but dozens more people who handed in their transfer forms have not been included on the list, it said.

Read more: http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreal-area-school-board-candidates-denounce-omissions-from-english-voter-list

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