An Analysis on the Locations of Polling Stations in Municipal Elections in Ottawa
Posted June 20, 2014 | Resource Type: Other
Through correspondence with the City of Ottawa, it was suggested to ACORN–by the individual responsible for administering polling station locations–that the city uses voter turnout rates as the primary criterion for where to locate polling stations. This is extremely problematic, for it goes against democratic principles for voting to be made more convenient to those who more regularly exercise that democratic right; instead, the more democratic criterion for the location of polling stations would, of course, be based on population density.
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