ST. JOHN’S, N.L. —
Newfoundland and Labrador’s elections authority is once again changing a deadline for returning mail-in ballots within the delayed provincial election.
Chief electoral officer Bruce Chaulk talked about this day all ballots must now be bought by March 25 in allege to be counted.
He had previously talked about all ballots must be postmarked by March 12, and before that, he had talked about ballots must be returned by March 5, which used to be an extension of the customary March 1 deadline.
Chaulk says he issued one other deadline on fable of of concerns about weather and transportation disruptions to mail products and providers.
On Feb. 12, he cancelled all in-individual balloting within the provincial election — a day before it used to be within the initiating scheduled — on fable of authorities imposed lockdown measures all the plot by the province to finish a COVID-19 outbreak.
A spokeswoman for his characteristic of labor talked about ballot counting began on Saturday and her rough estimates of mail-in ballot requests display the counting might possibly possibly possibly well chase on into April.
This tale by The Canadian Press used to be first published March 9, 2021.