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(Daily Hive)   When not running her chocolate shop, this woman puts on a survival suit and flies federal election ballots to 27 remote Canadian lighthouses by helicopter   (dailyhive.com) divider line
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2021-09-19 8:02:58 PM  
9 votes:
The lengths that some countries will go to to make sure that everyone can vote always impresses me.

Then there's America....
 
2021-09-19 11:59:34 PM  
6 votes:
I love this country.
 
2021-09-19 8:30:56 PM  
4 votes:

Cafe Threads: Ballot BOX, subby, not the ballots.


It's both of those. Arrive with blank ballots and an empty box, leave with completed ballots inside the box (and whatever other paperwork goes along with them). No word on who supplies the pencils in this scenario.
 
2021-09-19 9:48:37 PM  
3 votes:

aleister_greynight: Lighthouses still exist and function?


These are about the last ones in North America that are staffed. Despite the best efforts of the Canadian Coast Guard to automate.
 
2021-09-20 2:22:07 AM  
3 votes:

aleister_greynight: Lighthouses still exist and function?


Don't knock lighthouses, they're still useful as all hell.  Almost all light are automated now and knowing how to read navigational lights is critical for any mariner.
 
2021-09-19 5:45:42 PM  
2 votes:
Lighthouses still exist and function?
 
2021-09-20 12:09:58 AM  
2 votes:
Cool story.  Thanks, subbs.
 
2021-09-20 1:31:36 AM  
2 votes:
Helping people vote? That'll get you arrested in this country, well at least in Tex-ass anyway.
 
2021-09-20 6:01:36 AM  
1 vote:
I remember reading about this in the last Federal Election, along with other work that was done to ensure that members of communities displaced by wildfires could exercise their franchise.

Meanwhile, in The States, a passel of GOP-controlled state legislatures are doing their level best to make it harder for people to vote.
 
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