The City of Windsor has received a court order to keep last October’s election ballots open for investigation. Records are normally destroyed 120 days after an election, according to Ontario law. Chief Administrative Officer Helga Reidel says the city received the court order last week, shortly before the 120 day mark.
“That tells us that someone has asked questions and is inquiring, and of course we’re happy to cooperate with whoever wants to ask, and of course we complied with the court order.”
Reidel says she has no knowledge of an inquiry like this happening before in Windsor. She says she doesn’t know how long the ballots will remain available, and is not aware of any reasons for the court order.