No matter the weather, elections in N.B. cannot be delayed. Some want that changed

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As a blizzard tore across Prince Edward Island earlier this month, election officials worried about a local byelection. 

“When we woke up on Monday morning, it was very obvious that no one was going to be getting out to the polls,” said P.E.I. chief electoral officer Tim Garrity.

“I mean, the plows were pulled off the roads. This was just not something that was going to happen.”

He was able to push back the election by two days, since P.E.I. grants him the power to delay an election because of an  “unforeseen emergency.”

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But in New Brunswick, there is no such power. 

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