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Burnaby resident lobbies city for more voting signage in malls

Have you voted in a mall before?

It’s election season – but how easy is it to vote in Burnaby?

A Burnaby resident struggled to find the voting station at the Amazing Brentwood when she cast her ballot on the Oct. 1 advance voting day.

The city’s chief election officer, Lynne Axford, told the Burnaby NOW in an emailed statement that the mall provides a voting location to the city at no charge, as it has in past elections.

The location in the mall changes from election to election depending on space availability.

“Due to mall policy, we are limited in the information we can hand out and display in the mall,” Axford wrote.

“However, upon hearing concerns from a resident, we have discussed the matter with mall management, and they have agreed to allow limited additional signage and ensure information kiosk staff are providing directions and maps to anyone asking about the voting location.”

Axford said the city is working to improve access to the voting location at Brentwood for the two remaining advance voting days (Oct. 5 and Oct. 8) and general voting day on Oct. 15.

The Burnaby NOW reached out to the Amazing Brentwood, but did not receive a response by deadline.

The city posted a Twitter video tour of where to find the voting location at Brentwood.

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