BCPIAC challenges new id rules for federal voting

BCPIAC is is taking a test case to court on the new identification rules on voting in a federal election. As of June 2007, even if you are a registered voter, you will be refused a ballot on election day unless you prove both your identity and your residential address and there are limited ways of doing this. Many people do not have a residential address including people who are homeless, many people in rural areas where street numbers are not assigned, and many rural Aboriginal reserves. All of these people will lose the right to vote if the new restrictions stand. Read more in the attached document, "Voter ID Challenge," on the BCPIAC website and on www.streamsofjustice.org.

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