When your vote can’t count

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I have always believed it is very important to vote. Unfortunately, for this year’s election, out of my household, only my name was on the voter’s list. Three people in my household were not able to exercise their right to vote, because their names were not on the voter’s list.

I have always believed it is very important to vote. Unfortunately, for this year’s election, out of my household, only my name was on the voter’s list. Three people in my household were not able to exercise their right to vote, because their names were not on the voter’s list.
In the last election, all of our names were on the list and always have been, so I do not understand why they were removed for this year’s election. When we found out about it, it was already past the deadline for changes to the voter’s list, so the problem could not be rectified despite several attempts to have it solved. We waited for the voting cards to arrive in the mail, but they never did.
I imagine we are not the only household that had this problem, and it is a shame that people were not able to cast their votes because of this issue. Three people in one household is a large number, especially in a small area where a small number of votes can determine the outcome of an election. 

Lucienne Miner
Clarendon