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First Nations ID clinics helping people get properly registered - Thunder Bay - CBC News

2.10.15

First Nations ID clinics helping people get properly registered - Thunder Bay - CBC News: Many people aren't happy with the Fair Elections Act, Cameron said. The act requires voters have two pieces of identification and eliminates vouching, a process that was frequently used in First Nations communities and lets a voter have someone swear to where he or she lives.

When speaking with people who "have gone in to see if they're registered and have done the work to get registered," Cameron said she asked, "'do you vote on a regular basis?'"

Many told her this was their first time voting, and that "this unfair elections act [is] making it harder for them to vote."


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