Charged laid to Liberal candidate under Elections Act for fraud 

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Charged have been laid against a former Yukon Liberal Candidate in Whitehorse under The Elections Act. 


Police say Tamara Goeppel is facing three charges stemming from her alleged use of proxy votes during the 2016 election. 

The investigation was referred to police by Elections Yukon after 10 proxy votes were brought to the attention of election officials. 

During the election, the Liberals issued a statement saying Goeppel’s efforts in collecting votes from vulnerable people were well intentioned and genuine.

She faces two counts of aiding or abetting persons in making proxy applications not in accordance with the act, and one count of inducing persons to falsely declare that they would be out of the territory during the hours for fixed voting.