Windsor, Ont. actor Sean Sennett says he feels discouraged that he may not be able to vote in this year’s federal election.
Sennett is one of 34 Canadians touring with We Will Rock You in the U.S. who applied to vote by mail weeks ago, but are still waiting to be approved by Elections Canada.
“It just leaves us on the sidelines,” said Sennett, who previously voted in the 2015 federal election.
Eligible electors living or travelling abroad, like Sennett, can apply to vote by special ballot, which requires approval from Elections Canada.
Once approved, Canada’s elections agency sends voters a confirmation email and also mails out a special ballet voting kit.
The whole process takes a variable amount of time, according to Elections Canada.