Almost 100,000 mail-in ballots were not counted in the federal election, most because they arrived after the deadline, a report by Elections Canada has revealed.
The body that administers Canada’s elections says 99,988 special ballots were “set aside” and not counted, including because they arrived too late, were not filled in properly or lacked a signature.
Canadian expats living overseas, people working away from home in Canada and members of the Armed Forces were among those whose special ballots were not counted.
A record number of people asked for special mailable ballots for the Sept. 21 election. But most Canadians voted in person
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