LINDSAY, Ont. - Scores of voters descended Saturday on the first of six days of advanced polls for the upcoming byelection in the riding of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.

It's the riding where Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory is gunning to win a seat.

In some cases people waited more than an hour to cast their ballots, which they blamed on a lack of staff and a new electronic ballot system.

Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton was in Lindsay, west of Peterborough, to support the Lyn Edwards campaign.

Layton told supporters that Edwards can be counted on as a voice for working people - especially when there is what he called "complacency" by the provincial Liberals during the economic downturn.

Tory won't be campaigning Sunday; he'll be on the hot seat during a private "accountability" session with delegates at his party's annual convention in Niagara Falls.