Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Charges against Former Candidate Following Yukon General Election

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Three Charges against Former Candidate Following Yukon General Election

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Former Yukon candidate faces Election Act charges

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WHITEHORSE - Charges under the Yukon Elections Act have been laid against a candidate who ran unsuccessfully in the 2016 territorial election.

Tamara Goeppel, the candidate who represented the Yukon Liberal party in the Whitehorse Centre riding, is scheduled to appear in a Whitehorse court on Feb. 28.

Yukon RCMP say the territory's chief electoral officer requested an investigation into the use of proxy votes during the campaign leading up to the Nov. 7 vote.

That probe has now wrapped up and RCMP say Goeppel is charged with two counts of aiding or abetting persons in making proxy applications not in accordance with the Elections Act.

She is also accused of a single charge of allowing someone to falsely declare on a proxy application that they would be absent from Yukon during the hours of the vote. …

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