Letter: Change of Glenmore polling stations discourages senior from voting

Are we being discouraged, very inconvenienced and manipulated so that many of us seniors will not bother to vote…?

To the editor:

cc: Elections Canada and PC candidate Ron Cannan

Re: Kelowna-Lake Country polling station.

Our democratic right to vote is being manipulated.

After receiving my voter information card from Elections Canada I was very surprised to note a totally new polling station. Instead of our usual polling station at Glenmore and Highland Drive N. at Grace Baptist Church, we are now being asked to drive downtown to the Rotary Centre for the Arts at Cawston Avenue, where there is only pay parking and not convenient for people living in the Glenmore area where they [used to] simply stop to vote on the way to work, with free, convenient parkng.

The advance polling station is somewhere in Rutland that needs to be searched out, hours being from noon to 8 p.m.

My question is: Are we being discouraged, very inconvenienced and manipulated so that many of us seniors will not bother to vote, as we need transportation and help to find the polling stations?

H. Ghislain, Kelowna