The Walking Deadnames

From the Edmonton Journal:

Transgender Albertans puzzled by incorrect names on election voter cards

No, not simply foobars on spellings – Johnson instead of Johnston, etc.

But indtead, you know what it is…

As of last week, the Trans Equality Society of Alberta had been contacted by 35 transgender persons across the province who received voting cards with their birth names, rather than their chosen names. Some had officially changed their names years before.

As someone on Facebook (who, through happenstance, discovered this sort of, um…., discrepancy before issuance of a registration card) said:

It’s been well over a decade since I did my legal name change, and I’ve voted in several elections since, with no problems. I’m looking at this with raised eyebrows.

I can’t imagine why.

A prime minister who bears such a strong resemblance to George W. Bush can only be your friend.

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