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LETTER: Right to vote is essential

Exercising the right to vote is essential to democracy.

Last week my campaign team believed that our population was going to be deprived of that right by not having an advance poll within Pictou East.

For those who read this, the only advance poll in the entire county was scheduled at Summer Street Industries from May 20 through May 27.  We contacted the chief returning officer to inform him that this was a very serious issue. Fred Jeffrey immediately went to work with Elections Nova Scotia on our behalf. Within four hours, the decision was made to host a two-day community poll at the Salvation Army Citadel in Westville on May 26 and May 27.

We would like to thank Mr. Jeffrey and his staff for immediately correcting a situation that was undemocratic.

Pat Ryan Campaign Manager

For Deborah Stiles NDP

Pictou East

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