Amid climbing COVID-19 case numbers, Newfoundland and Labrador election officials have postponed voting in Saturday’s provincial election for nearly half the province’s ridings.
Elections NL said in a news release Thursday that with community spread in the St. John’s region, polling station workers were backing out in droves over fears of contracting and spreading COVID-19.
In-person voting has been postponed in 18 of the province’s 40 ridings stretching from St. John’s and its neighbouring city of Mount Pearl to the town of Carbonear, about 100 kilometres away.
Ross Lord has more.
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