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Elections Canada probing hoax calls to voters - 2011-05-11

F182.png Elections Canada probing hoax calls to voters May 11, 2011, Dave Seglins, CBC News

Elections Canada has launched an investigation into an election day telephone hoax designed to prevent voters from reaching the polls in three ridings in Ontario.

CBC News has obtained a copy of a fraudulent automated telephone message reported in Guelph, Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo telling people their polling locations had moved.

"This is an automated message from Elections Canada. Due to a projected increase in voter turnout your poll location has been changed," says one message retrieved from a resident's telephone voicemail system in Guelph. "Your new voting location is at the old Quebec Street mall at 55 Wyndham Street North, " the message states.

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{{cite news | first = Dave | last = Seglins | title = Elections Canada probing hoax calls to voters | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/elections-canada-probing-hoax-calls-to-voters-1.1029391 | work = CBC News | date = May 11, 2011 | accessdate = July 7, 2019 }}