Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9)

Act current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2016-01-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Appointment of additional special ballot officers
  •  (1) If the Chief Electoral Officer is of the opinion that the number of special ballot officers appointed under section 183 is insufficient, the Chief Electoral Officer shall appoint additional special ballot officers on recommendations that are, as nearly as possible, in accordance with subsection 183(1).

  • Marginal note:Decision of Chief Electoral Officer

    (2) If the registered parties do not nominate the additional special ballot officers under subsection (1) within 24 hours after notification by the Chief Electoral Officer, the Chief Electoral Officer shall make the appointments from among individuals that he or she selects.

Marginal note:Merger of parties
  •  (1) In the case of a merger of two or more of the registered parties that are represented by the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition or the Leader of the registered party that has the third largest number of members in the House of Commons as of the last general election, the person who may recommend special ballot officers under paragraph 183(1)(c) is the leader of the registered party with the largest number of members in the House of Commons as of the last general election among registered parties other than those three.

  • Marginal note:Decision of Chief Electoral Officer

    (2) In the case of a merger referred to in subsection (1), if there is no registered party whose leader may nominate special ballot officers under paragraph 183(1)(c), the Chief Electoral Officer shall make the appointments from among individuals that he or she considers appropriate.

Marginal note:Form of special ballots

 Special ballots supplied by the Chief Electoral Officer to electors under this Part shall be in accordance with Form 4 of Schedule 1.

Marginal note:List of candidates

 The Chief Electoral Officer shall establish a list of candidates nominated in each electoral district and, in accordance with section 117, set out the political affiliation of each of them.

Marginal note:Delivery of list of candidates

 Without delay after a list of candidates is established under section 187, the Chief Electoral Officer shall deliver a sufficient number of copies of it to the liaison officers.

Marginal note:Distribution of election materials, etc.

 The special voting rules administrator shall distribute to commanding officers and, as the special voting rules administrator considers appropriate, to any other person or to any place

  • (a) without delay after the writs are issued, a sufficient quantity of election materials, including street indexes and guides to electoral districts for the purpose of determining in which electoral district an elector is entitled to vote; and

  • (b) without delay after a list of candidates is established under section 187, a sufficient number of copies of it.

DIVISION 2Canadian Forces Electors

Definitions

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Division.

elector

électeur

elector means a person who is a Canadian Forces elector under section 191. (électeur)

voting period

période de scrutin

voting period means the period beginning 14 days before polling day and ending 9 days before polling day. (période de scrutin)

Voting Entitlement and Electoral Districts

Marginal note:Canadian Forces electors

 Any of the following persons is a Canadian Forces elector if he or she is qualified as an elector under section 3 and is not disentitled from voting at an election under section 4:

  • (a) a member of the regular force of the Canadian Forces;

  • (b) a member of the reserve force of the Canadian Forces on full-time training or service or on active service;

  • (c) a member of the special force of the Canadian Forces; and

  • (d) a person who is employed outside Canada by the Canadian Forces as a teacher in, or as a member of the administrative support staff for, a Canadian Forces school.

Marginal note:Voting limited to electoral district of ordinary residence

 An elector is only entitled to vote under this Division for a candidate in the electoral district that includes the place of ordinary residence that the elector has named in his or her statement of ordinary residence.

Marginal note:Voting in actual place of ordinary residence

 An elector who has not voted under this Division may vote at the polling station established for the polling division of the elector’s place of ordinary residence named in section 192 but only if he or she ordinarily resides in the electoral district referred to in that section as of polling day.

Statement of Ordinary Residence

Marginal note:Completion on enrolment, etc.
  •  (1) In order to vote under this Division, a person shall, without delay after becoming an elector described in paragraph 191(a), (c) or (d) by virtue of his or her being enrolled in or hired by the Canadian Forces, complete a statement of ordinary residence in the prescribed form that indicates

    • (a) his or her surname, given names, sex and rank;

    • (b) his or her date of birth;

    • (c) the civic address of his or her place of ordinary residence in Canada immediately before the enrolment or hiring; and

    • (d) his or her current mailing address.

  • Marginal note:Completion on becoming ordinarily resident

    (2) A person who cannot complete a statement of ordinary residence under subsection (1) because he or she did not have a place of ordinary residence in Canada when enrolled in or hired by the Canadian Forces shall, without delay after being able to indicate a place referred to in paragraph (4)(a) or (b) as his or her place of ordinary residence, complete a statement of ordinary residence in accordance with subsection (1), indicating that place as his or her place of ordinary residence.

  • Marginal note:Members of Canadian Forces not entitled to vote

    (3) A person who was not qualified as an elector at an election when enrolled in or hired by the Canadian Forces shall, without delay after becoming qualified, complete a statement of ordinary residence in accordance with subsection (1) that indicates a place of ordinary residence described in subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Change of ordinary residence, etc.

    (4) An elector may amend the information in his or her statement of ordinary residence and may indicate as a place of ordinary residence the civic address of

    • (a) the place of ordinary residence of the spouse, the common-law partner, a relative or a dependant of the eligible elector, a relative of his or her spouse or common-law partner or a person with whom the elector would live but for his or her being enrolled in or hired by the Canadian Forces;

    • (b) the place where the member is residing by reason of his or her performance of services as a member of the Canadian Forces; or

    • (c) the elector’s place of ordinary residence immediately before being enrolled in or hired by the Canadian Forces.

  • Marginal note:When no statement completed

    (5) An elector described in subsection (1), (2) or (3) who has not completed a statement of ordinary residence in accordance with subsection (1) may do so at any time.

  • Marginal note:Coming into force of amendments

    (6) An amendment to a statement of ordinary residence takes effect

    • (a) if it is made during an election period, 14 days after polling day; and

    • (b) if it is made at any other time, 60 days after the commanding officer of the elector’s unit receives it.

  • Marginal note:Optional information

    (7) In addition to the information specified in subsection (1), the Chief Electoral Officer may invite the elector to provide other information that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary to implement agreements made under section 55, but the elector is not required to provide that information.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 194, c. 12, s. 40.
Marginal note:Completion by reserve member not on active service
  •  (1) A member of the reserve force of the Canadian Forces who is not on active service and who, at any time during the period beginning on the issue of the writs and ending on the Saturday immediately before polling day, is on full-time training or service, shall complete a statement of ordinary residence in the prescribed form that indicates

    • (a) the member’s surname, given names, sex and rank;

    • (b) the member’s date of birth;

    • (c) the civic address of the member’s place of ordinary residence in Canada immediately before that full-time training or service began; and

    • (d) the member’s current mailing address.

  • Marginal note:Completion by reserve member on active service

    (2) Every member of the reserve force of the Canadian Forces who is placed on active service, other than a member who immediately before being placed on active service was on full-time training or service and completed a statement of ordinary residence in accordance with subsection (1) after that full-time training or service began, shall complete a statement of ordinary residence in the same form as in subsection (1) that indicates

    • (a) the member’s surname, given names, sex and rank;

    • (b) the member’s date of birth;

    • (c) the civic address of the member’s place of ordinary residence in Canada immediately before the member was placed on active service; and

    • (d) the member’s current mailing address.

  • Marginal note:Members of reserve force not entitled to vote

    (3) A member of the reserve force of the Canadian Forces referred to in subsection (1) or (2) who was not qualified as an elector at an election while on full-time training or service shall, without delay after becoming qualified, complete a statement of ordinary residence in accordance with subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be, that indicates a place of ordinary residence described in subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Change of ordinary residence, etc.

    (4) An elector may amend the information in his or her statement of ordinary residence and may indicate as a place of ordinary residence the civic address of

    • (a) the place of ordinary residence of a person with whom the elector would live but for his or her being on training or service or a person designated by the elector as next of kin;

    • (b) the place where the elector is residing by reason of his or her being on training or service; or

    • (c) the elector’s place of ordinary residence immediately before being on training or service.

  • Marginal note:When no statement completed

    (5) An elector described in subsection (1), (2) or (3) who has not completed a statement of ordinary residence in accordance with subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be, may do so at any time.

  • Marginal note:Coming into force of amendments

    (6) An amendment to a statement of ordinary residence takes effect

    • (a) if it is made during an election period, 14 days after polling day; and

    • (b) if it is made at any other time, 60 days after the commanding officer of the elector’s unit receives it.

  • Marginal note:Optional information

    (7) In addition to the information specified in subsection (1), the Chief Electoral Officer may invite the member to provide other information that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary to implement agreements made under section 55, but the member is not required to provide that information.

 
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