Chief Election Officer’s final report on election 2014. Incomplete. No mention of serious issues.

This is commentary on the Vancouver election process, but there were many issues in the City of North Van that have not been addressed satisfactorily.

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Janice Mackenzie(Updated, with CityHallWatch letter to Council, at bottom.) Was the November 15, 2014 Vancouver civic election run smoothly and free of any significant problems and irregularities?

You might be under the impression that everything was perfect if you read Janice Mackenzie’s (Chief Election Officer) report to Council on December 16, 2014.

But we don’t think so. We have covered numerous problems with the election and will provide more information in the coming weeks. Canada sends scrutineers to troubled countries to observe elections, but how are we doing right here at home? Not so good.

Before advance voting got underway, there was a huge outcry over the lack of advance voting stations on the Eastside. The City also cancelled plans to host candidate videos on its website, an idea that has been successfully implemented in other cities and recommended by the Mayor’s own Engaged City Task Force. The printed version of the City’s official Voters’ Guide was…

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