Elections Canada Will Allow Women to Wear Niqabs

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A woman’s right to wear a niqab has been a hot topic on the hustings, but when it comes to actually casting a ballot, it hasn’t been an issue for Elections Canada in eight years.

Women who show up to vote on Oct. 19 wearing a face covering won’t be forced to remove it to verify their identity. They will be asked to sign an oath attesting to their eligibility and to present two pieces of identification — at least one having a current address.

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