Voters with Indian Status cards turned away from polling station

Voters using a Certificate of Indian Status as proof of identity were turned away from a Vancouver-Mount Pleasant polling station earlier today, according to Jenny Kwan, incumbent NDP candidate in the riding.

Minutes before 11 a.m., Kwan’s team noticed that voters identifying themselves with a Certificate of Indian Status at the Carnegie Centre polling station were being asked for an extra piece of ID in order to vote.

Elections BC was informed by Kwan’s team, and 15 minutes later had a representative at the Carnegie to solve the impasse. No information was available on the number of people affected.

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