Voting Windsor Iraqis question polling station's fairness here
Iraqis going to London and Detroit to vote instead
Iraqis living in Windsor are eligible to cast ballots in that country's parliamentary election, which takes place April 30.
Voting in Windsor is already underway. But some eligible voters are asking questions about the fairness of the local polling station.
According to some of the voters, the scrutineers were changed because of religious affiliation and nepotism.
Moshtaq Alvazaz says that in some cases, the new scrutineers are not qualified to do the job.
"We know a couple people, they accepted them even though they don't finish high school. Why? Because that's from them sect, from those families, and it's supposed to be even just one employee from one family," he said. "It's not supposed to be three or two from the same family."
Muneer Dawod tells CBC News he was supposed to be a scrutineer at the polling station at Howard Avenue and Erie Street.
He says he spent two weeks working in the election office and went to Ottawa for special training.
Dawod claims he was kicked out of the polling station for hiring people who were from the what he called the wrong religious sect.
"We chose all the employees who were fair and who were good, but they chose ones who were not to be depended upon," he said. "They chose ones from their sect."
CBC News spoke to several local Iraqis who say people from this area went to vote in Detroit or London because they question the fairness of the election office in Windsor.
CBC News has called the Iraqi Embassy in Ottawa and the consulate in Detroit but has not heard back.