A question for Craig James : Did Christy Clark break the elections act yesterday? ** UPDATED with response from Elections BC below
Courtesy of Cheryl, who posted the following on Facebook:
According to Section 93 (3) of the Elections Act:
(3) Other than for the purpose of voting, a candidate must not be present while voting proceedings are being conducted.
So how come Christy was allowed to bring lunches to the volunteer scrutineers yesterday? EBC – I’m waiting to hear your answer…..
So are we Cheryl, so are we…
” Here’s the response I got from EBC today.
you are correct, candidates are only allowed within a voting place if they are voting. We have reviewed the facts and determined that lunch was delivered to campaign workers outside the building where voting was being conducted. At no time
did Christy Clark go within the voting place.
Thank you for bring this to our attention.
Anyone surprised? Here’s my response to Chris:
Thanks for your response Chris. However, Ms. Clark was within 100 metres of the polling location and was using the media as the means to canvass or solicit votes or otherwise attempt to influence how a voter votes. In one photo she is shown standing right beside the polling location sign, with the caption: bringing lunch to the volunteers, and in another she is shown with her hand outstretched, ready to shake someone’s hand. That is definitely electioneering.
It is beginning to appear that there is one set of rules for the Liberals and another set for the rest of us. I have never seen such “pushing of the envelope” in my life as I have seen from these people.