Many Canadians are heading to the polls in 2015 worried about the potential for the “illegal manipulation” of their votes, and showing as little trust in elections as people in some Latin American countries.

A survey of 26 countries in the Americas found that Canadians’ trust in elections is relatively weak, with only one in five (21 per cent) expressing “strong trust” in elections. An equal proportion (22 per cent) have little or no trust, with 57 per cent in the middle, showing “some” trust.

But the more startling finding is that nearly 70 per cent are concerned that political parties may try to “manipulate the outcome of future elections through illegal activities.”

via Majority of Canadians worried about potential voter fraud, study finds | Ottawa Citizen.