New elections bill still has problems: Former elections officer of BC

“This certainly doesn’t make it easier to vote. This makes it more difficult to vote and, I think, it will effectively drive down the voting turnout numbers,” Neufeld said.

At the same time, he said, the process will be more complicated, and could make it harder for election workers to keep proper records.

Neufeld, along with dozens of other witnesses appearing before a House committee, warned that eliminating vouching would mean thousands of Canadians would lose the right to vote.



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