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Registration Officer Guidebook

Candidates and their representatives

Their main contact is the CPS or designated DRO, who can ask them to leave or have them removed if they don't follow Guidelines for Candidates' Representatives EC 20045.

They may

  • be under 18 years of age
  • be a non-Canadian citizen
  • observe activities at your registration desk

They may not

  • interfere with the voting process
  • disobey CPS or DRO directions or decisions
  • bring in any documents, folders, clothes or items that show the name, emblem or colour of a political party or candidate (CPS or designated DRO decides what is acceptable)
Note: candidates' representatives may try to examine an elector's ID or ask that an elector take an oath. They may only do this at a polling station

When a candidate's representative arrives at your desk

  1. Ask to see their Authorization of a Candidate's Representative EC 20020.
    It should be folded inside Plastic Badge Holder EC 20909 behind Candidate's Representative Badge EC 20901
  2. Note: candidates don't need an authorization form or badge
  3. Check that the Election Officer Section is signed and dated by a CPS or DRO.
    If it is not or the representative doesn't have a form, send them to CPS or designated DRO
  4. Show them where they can sit to observe
    Note: only 1 representative per candidate can be at your registration desk at a time