The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

COPE wins one in the courts

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has sided with COPE, and has overturned a City of Vancouver rule that says that "statutory declarations" are not an acceptable alternative to government-issued ID for voters who wish to register at the polls on Election Day.

In short, this decision forces the City of Vancouver to allow those without two pieces of ID to vote after they swear that they are eligible to do so. This practice is common in other jurisdictions, including provincial elections in British Columbia.

This decision will make it possible for hundreds of homeless and poor people who do not have two pieces of "acceptable" ID to vote in this Saturday's election.

COPE had been challenging the city's October 25th decision to not allow statutory declarations. While this decision will not affect the advance polls, it will be in effect this Saturday.
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