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Icelander abroad finds Toronto tourist to take her election ballot home

Icelandic student Adelaide Thorhallsdottir was too late to cast a vote in Saturday's historic election - but she found a courier willing to fly back and cast it for her.
Adelaide Thorhallsdottir used a popular Facebook group to ask for someone to deliver her election ballot home to Iceland. (Adelaide Thorhallsdottir )

The big election is only days away. Not that one. But an election that's just as significant to Icelanders as the one going on south of the border.

Because on Saturday, a former protest party called the Pirates could form Iceland's government for the first time.

Although she's far from home, Toronto art student Adelaide Thorhallsdottir was eager to cast her ballot. Thorhallsdottir says the Pirates have her vote.

She discovered the only way to get her vote from Canada to Iceland on time was to appeal to the kindness of strangers on popular Toronto Facebook group, Bunz Trading Zone. 

To hear what happened, listen to our interview with Adelaide Thorhallsdottir.



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