Robocalls in Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are attempting to misdirect voters by telling them to move to the polls at a future date.
Officers at Elections Canada are urging voters to report any such robocalls to them, and are reminding voters that Monday stays the final day they’ll vote within the federal election marketing campaign.
“We have received reports about some electors receiving robocalls indicating that election day is on a date other than today,” stated Ghislain Desjardins, a spokesperson for Elections Canada.
“We have no indication these calls are widespread,” Desjardins stated Monday. “Today is election day, and the only day to vote.”
Brad McKnight, a Fredericton resident, says he bought a deceptive name on Monday.
“I got a call at quarter after 10 or so this morning, just an automated call saying it was Proud New Brunswick, or New Brunswick Proud,” he says. “I’m unsure how they recognized themselves, principally asking anybody who bought the message to vote with their conscience.
“At the end of the message, they are urging us to get out and vote tomorrow.”
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McKnight says he responded to a textual content from the group two days earlier than the New Brunswick provincial election final fall in a method that made it clear that he didn’t agree with them.
Now he wonders if there’s a connection.
“I’ve had dealings with this New Brunswick Proud group before, and I don’t really identify myself with their politics,” McKnight stated.
“I’ve expressed to them in the past that I don’t, and to take me off their calling list.”
Proudly New Brunswick didn’t reply to a request for remark. International Information isn’t capable of set up that the decision McKnight obtained Monday did, actually, got here from the group.
Proudly New Brunswick, which additionally identifies itself as New Brunswick Proud, says on its Facebook page that it’s isn’t affiliated with Canada Proud or Ontario Proud.
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If voters have obtained deceptive details about tips on how to vote within the election, Ghislain stated they need to telephone Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868.
“It is illegal to willfully misdirect electors in order to prevent them from voting,” he stated.
Fredericton is a close three-way race between the Conservatives, Liberals and Greens.
McKnight says he filed a grievance with Elections Canada on Monday.
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