Diplomats supply to courier ballots as hundreds of expat Canadians register to vote – Nationwide | Globalnews.ca

2021-09-04 01:46:45

Tens of hundreds of Canadians residing overseas, together with these not travelling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have utilized to vote remotely within the coming election.

Over 45,000 expat Canadians have registered for postal ballots and expat teams count on file numbers of abroad residents to vote within the forthcoming election.

Numerous diplomatic posts are giving consular assist to Canadians overseas who need to vote, together with providing to courier their ballots to Ottawa in time for the election.

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Abroad Canadians who can present a earlier handle and proof of citizenship are eligible to vote.

They need to register to vote by Sept. 14 and their ballots should arrive in Ottawa by 6 p.m. on polling day.

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There are an estimated 2.8 million grownup Canadians residing overseas who’re eligible to vote.

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The Canadian Expat Affiliation, which represents Canadians overseas, predicted there could be a “slight uptick” within the variety of abroad Canadians voting throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in comparison with the final election, with an estimated 50,000 expats collaborating.

The Consulate Normal in Hong Kong, the place round 300,000 Canadians dwell, is among the many diplomatic posts providing to ship accomplished postal ballots to Ottawa by courier.

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