Monday is the last day of advanced voting, and Elections Canada says it’s making adjustments to make the lineups go faster.
But spokesperson Dorothy Sitek says rules under the Elections Act are strict.
“The act does not allow us to just set up an additional desk when there is a lineup. So we’ve all had that experience of standing in a long line, whether it’s at a grocery store, or a concert, or a theatre.”
Elections Canada says 2.4 million ballots were cast in the first three days of advanced polls, Friday to Sunday.
That’s 16 per cent more than in 2011, and higher than the overall total number of advanced voters that year.
The agency says they anticipated a higher than usual turnout on the first day of advance polls, but admit Friday’s activity was beyond their expectations.
A fourth day of advance voting was added this year.