Deceased band members and Ottawa newly created Six Nations citizens may be voting online

By Lynda Powless Editor Six Nations band council‘s new election code process is finding itself marred in controversy with reports of deceased band members status cards being used to vote online. Unlike federal or provincial elections Six Nations is engaging in online voting. Six Nations Elections Officer Steve Williams quietly announced online voting was available in a paragraph at the bottom of the formal list of candidates two weeks ago. Since them the announcement has caused a stir. Turtle Island News has learned at least one person has used a status card of their deceased relative to access the system. Tekarihwayenhne Bomberry said he tried to test the system when it allowed him to register his deceased mother to vote. The system welcomed her to the system, asked for an email address…

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