Court case over student vote dispute postponed

The court case involving out-of-province university students who were refused the right to register and vote in next Monday's provincial election has been postponed.

The five McGill students want an injunction so they can get on the voter's list right away to allow them to vote.

They say they were refused because elections officials told them they didn't have enough proof to show they are "domiciled" in Quebec or their intent to live in Quebec for the long term, one of the requirements to vote.

CJAD 800 News first reported on one of those students, Arielle Vaniderstine last week.

The students showed up bright and early at the Montreal courthouse this morning only to be told the case was delayed until tomorrow.

Lawyers for the government and the director general of elections needed more time to read the legal documents in question.

Both sides in the case indicated they need an hour each to make their arguments.

The timing comes down to the wire since the deadline to register to vote is tomorrow afternoon.

High-profile constitutional lawyer Julius Grey is representing the students.

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