Voter suppression on Vancouver’s East Side in lead-up to November 2014 election?

Advance polling stations (circles 2km and 4km)

Advance polling stations (circles 2km and 4km). Map Source: City of Vancouver Open Data Site, 2008 Orthophotos

Jak's View of Vancouver v.3

Apparently there is an attempt to suppress the advanced polling vote on the east side by using tactics familiar to everyone who follows Republican politics south of the border.

According to the City’s own website, there are no advance polling stations in the neighbourhoods of DTES, Strathcona, Grandview-Woodland and Mount Pleasant.  How can that be?

Why are so many Vancouver citizens on the eastside forced to travel by bus or walk long distances simply to exercise their constitutional franchise when easy access is available on the west side, downtown and in south Vancouver? Are there no suitable buildings available on our side of the City, or is there another more invidious reason?

There are tens of thousands of eligible voters being slapped in the face by this omission.  They have four weeks to fix this.  I bet they don’t.

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2 thoughts on “Voter suppression on Vancouver’s East Side in lead-up to November 2014 election?

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  2. Why on earth would Vision Vancouver try to suppress the DTES vote? Based on all the “social housing” [ie: developer bonuses] and initiatives to help the poor [what initiatives], you’d think they would be beloved by all on the DTES! Hope the sarcasm came through…

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