Vince MacLean Says He Had Trouble Casting Advance Ballot
Former Nova Scotia Liberal Leader Vince MacLean was able to cast an advance ballot in the federal election, but not before encountering obstacles that he blames on the Conservative Government’s Fair Elections Act. The Northside East Bay resident went to the local returning office to vote last week, when he says he was told that he doesn’t have the proper identification. The government now requires all registered voters to present a piece of ID containing their civic address, but MacLean says that his address was not included on any of the ID’s that he was carrying, and all of his correspondence is addressed to a post office box. MacLean able to vote this afternoon after finding a power bill that contained his address. The Fair Elections Act allows people to take an oath if they don’t have the required ID. In such cases, the elector needs two pieces of ID. They’re also required to prove their address and have someone else attest to that address.