Fainting in Coyles
An occasional letter from the Heart of Euroville

Tuesday, June 29, 2004  


This one I suppose is why the last one happened...

From Reuters
Voters urged not to eat their ballots

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Canadians have gone to the polls in a federal election with a firm warning from election officials: Please do not eat your ballots.

"Eating a ballot, not returning it or otherwise destroying or defacing it constitutes a serious breach of the Canada Elections Act," Elections Canada warns on its Internet site.

The issue was of sufficient concern to warrant inclusion in the site's "Frequency asked Questions" section, above answers to such inquiries as "Why should I vote?" and "Am I registered?"

Three Alberta men were charged with eating their paper ballots during Canada's last federal election, in 2000. The members of the Edible Ballot Society were protesting against what they said was a lack of real choice among candidates.

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