Moore campaign sorry for polling station error

Pamphlets from Christine Moore, Progressive Conservative candidate in Red Deer North, told some Riverside Meadows residents to vote at the wrong polling station.

Pamphlets from Christine Moore, Progressive Conservative candidate in Red Deer North, told some Riverside Meadows residents to vote at the wrong polling station.

Moore’s campaign is apologizing for the mistake and are preparing letters correcting the information to affected residents, said Linda Yargeau, campaign co-manager.

“This afternoon (Tuesday) we mistakenly delivered some voter cards to a few of the wrong houses,” said Yargeau. “We got onto the wrong side of the street.

“Residents will receive a letter of correction with the correct information and an apology from our office.”

Riverside Meadows is split into several polling stations, with some residents voting at Fairview School and others voting at Koinonia Christian School.

Michael and Teresa Shea were told to vote at the Koinonia Christian School, at 6014 57th Ave., in a letter from Election Alberta that was left at their home.

Brenda Williams, returning officer for Red Deer North, confirmed on Tuesday that the correct polling station for the couple was the Koinonia Christian School.

However, a pamphlet from Moore’s campaign told the couple their polling station was at Fairview School, at 5901 55th St.

The Sheas have voted at the Fairview School in the past, for the federal election in 2012 and the municipal election in 2013.

Williams said she would be in communication with the Moore campaign regarding proper polling stations.

“I have no problem with them sending stuff out,” said Williams. “Maybe they need to check with us should they be in doubt as to where to vote.”

Voters are encouraged to verify the polling station they should attend on election day, May 5, by visiting www.elections.ab.ca or by calling 1-877-422-8683. Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

Advanced voting for Red Deer North is available today, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Returning Officer Office, at Bay 3 4664 Riverside Dr.

Candidates running in Red Deer North include Moore, Buck Buchanan for the Wildrose, Michael Dawe for the Liberal and Green parties, Krystal Kromm for the Alberta Party and Kim Schriener for the NDP.

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