SDSG polls busy, no ‘major’ glitches: Elections Canada

This sign marks the entrance to an advance poll in Cornwall, Ont. at the Best Western Parkway Inn on Oct. 12, 2015. (Newswatch Group/File)

SDSG – Elections Canada dealt with heavy turnout to start Election Day on Monday in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry but a spokeswoman suggested things are running smoothly.

“Everywhere is working well. There was heavy turnouts this morning. It slowed down a little as the day went along but we’re anticipating that’s going to build again as people are heading home at the end of the day,” Joan O’Neill, field liaison officer with Elections Canada, told Cornwall Newswatch.

O’Neill said there were few problems when the polls opened at 9:30 a.m. across SDSG.

“No, nothing major. All of our polls opened on time and everything is moving along as it should,” O’Neill told Cornwall Newswatch.

In addition to the 19 advance polls last week, there are 204 ordinary polls in the riding, five single building polls and 11 mobile polls.

Voters are marking an X on their ballot next to Conservative Guy Lauzon, Liberal Bernadette Clement, New Democrat Patrick Burger or Green Elaine Kennedy.

Check back with Cornwall Newswatch as the polls close at 9:30 p.m. Eastern for up-to-the-minute elections results on our Canada Votes 2015 page.

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