TORONTO — A sequence of robocalls Monday falsely knowledgeable Canadian voters that Election Day is Tuesday.
Voters in Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia reported receiving an automatic phone message urging them to move to the polls on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
In reality, Monday, Oct. 21 is the final day to vote within the Canadian election.
Greg Fergus, the Liberal MP operating for re-election within the using of Hull-Aylmer, warned his followers in a Facebook put up in regards to the inaccurate messages.
Nick Gamache, a spokesperson for Elections Canada, mentioned they’re conscious of the state of affairs however doesn’t consider the incident is widespread.
“We are aware of reports about some electors receiving robocalls indicating that Election Day is on a date other than today,” Gamache informed CTVNews.ca. “This is not something that appears to be widespread at this point.”
Willfully deceptive voters with a purpose to stop them from voting is unlawful, he mentioned.
It’s not recognized if the misinformation within the robocalls was meant to purposely mislead voters. However, on Facebook, there have been various posts spreading false data to supporters of the Liberal, Bloc, NDP and Green events, telling them that voting had been moved to Tuesday and Wednesday of this week moderately than right this moment. The Facebook posts didn’t seem to realize a lot traction on-line.
Elections Canada is asking folks to report the inaccurate communications to contact them instantly at 1-800-463-6868