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Newfoundland and Labrador cancels in-person voting for provincial election

CA, 13 Feb 2021
Newfoundland and Labrador election officials have cancelled in-person voting a day before polling stations were set to open, in response to an alarming rise in coronavirus cases in the province.

Elections Newfoundland and Labrador said Friday evening that the provincial election will now shift entirely to mail-in voting, with ballots being accepted until March 1.

Chief medical health officer Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said Friday the B.1.1.7. variant of the virus, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom, is behind the sudden spike in infections and accounts for all 248 new cases reported over the past seven days.

Ross Lord has details.

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