Tories ask Elections Canada to void Guelph special ballot votes
The Conservatives are urging Elections Canada to nullify votes cast Wednesday in a special ballot at the University of Guelph, suggesting the polling station is illegal and included partisan election material close to the ballot box.
In a letter to the agency, the Tories insist that any votes coming out of the university’s special ballot should not be included in the final tally for the Guelph riding, where the Conservatives lost to the Liberals by about 1,700 votes.
“Elections Canada confirmed that no advance poll or other form of polling had been sanctioned for any location at the University of Guelph. Besides not being sanctioned, many of the controls that must be in place at a polling station did not exist,’’ Conservative spokesman Ryan Sparrow wrote in an email.