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Surrey RCMP have examined 73 applications to vote by mail that were identified by Surrey chief elections officer as having irregularities. As canada goose clearance of Friday, Surrey police had interviewed 69 out of 73 people whose personal information was used to complete an application.

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Wake Up Surrey spokesperson Sukhi Sandhu said the investigation results thus far validate the organization concerns.

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horrible that you have one or two or three individuals that are responsible for creating such chaos in the community, Gill said. unfortunate that social media has picked up these allegations and permitted people to be slanderous, and hide behind a veil and make commentary that inappropriate. Hayne, who is running for mayor with Integrity Now, said that in spite of the attempts at fraud, he is confident in the electoral system and voters should be, too.

electoral officer at the City of Surrey caught it right away and the RCMP were on to it right away. At least the system is working to catch this type of thing, he said.

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