Advance polls coincide with Easter holidays

The dates for advance polls for Election 41 will fall on Easter weekend.  Elections Canada has set Friday April 22, Saturday April 23 and Monday April 25 as the dates for advance voting.

But don’t blame the elections agency for this decision: Once an election date has been set, the other events on the election calendar fall into place based on a rigid schedule. In this case, the prescribed dates for advance polls happened to coincide with the Easter holiday.

If Christians feel slightly, keep in mind that, in 2008, many Jews were upset by the decision set the voting day on the first day of the religious holiday of Sukkot.


One thought on “Advance polls coincide with Easter holidays

  1. Democracy trumps all religious holidays.
    Canada is not associated with any one religion and there should be a clear separation of Church and State.
    Harper and his Christian nationalists may raise a stink but, as you say, the Elections Canada Act and its regulations must prevail.

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