Elections NL extends deadline to apply for special ballot to vote in provincial election | CBC News
There will be more time for voters in Newfoundland and Labrador to apply for a special ballot for the provincial election, as Elections NL has extended the deadline to Feb. 19 at 8 p.m.
In a statement Sunday morning, the province’s chief electoral officer, Bruce Chaulk, said the deadline would be extended to “ensure everyone has an opportunity to exercise their right to vote.”
Completed voting kits must now be returned to Elections NL on or before March 5.
Chaulk also stressed the validity of using special ballots to conduct the election, which was scheduled for Saturday but had to be postponed due to a growing COVID-19 outbreak in the province.
“Special ballot voting has been used in the province in numerous byelections and general elections in the past and is a legally…