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Tibbs encourages rotational workers to make sure vote is counted in 2021 election
Progressive Conservatives are urging rotational workers to do everything they can to ensure they’re able to vote in this critical election.
Saturday, January 23, 2021

(January 23, 2021) – Chris Tibbs, PC Candidate for Grand Falls-Windsor – Buchans, says a short election call in the middle of winter disenfranchises rotational workers, whose voice must be heard.

“Rotational workers sacrifice time away from home to support their families and grow the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador. Their voices deserve to be heard in this election campaign,” said Tibbs. “Andrew Furey could have scheduled a five-week election campaign, which would have given rotational workers more time to get their special ballots in. Instead, he decided to make it even harder for rotational workers to exercise their democratic right.”

Progressive Conservatives are urging rotational workers to do everything they can to ensure they’re able to vote in this critical election.

The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2. For a special ballot, applications must be received by Elections Newfoundland and Labrador by 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6. The deadline to drop off a completed special ballot kit at a district office is 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, and at 4:00 p.m. on February 9 for ballots mailed to the Elections NL office in St. John’s.

For those who may be out of the province on Election Day can also choose to vote early at district offices across the province can do so after the close of nominations for candidates in the election, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23. Voters can fill out an application, with identification proving name and address. Once process, a voter can vote any day before election day at a district office.

“I encourage everyone to use their voice in the democratic process. This election is the most consequential in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history and I encourage everyone to vote early, if they can, to ensure their vote is counted,” said Tibbs. “Progressive Conservatives have a solid plan to bring back jobs, support our workers, and get our economy moving again, but it all hinges on the people of our province making their voices heard.

Advance polling day is Saturday, February 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Election Day is February 13, with voting open at polling stations across the province from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 

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David Maher

Director of Communications

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