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Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Submits Report on
Federal By-elections in 2010

OTTAWA, Friday, March 25, 2011

"The November 2010 by-elections ran smoothly and featured many innovations," said Mr. Mayrand.

"Highlights of the initiatives we undertook include: a pilot project to test an assistive voting device for persons with disabilities; measures to help ensure that polling sites are accessible; implementation of the voter information card as proof of identity and address at some polling sites; and the introduction of community relations officers assigned to seniors. These initiatives are aimed at making the electoral process even more efficient and accessible," added Mr. Mayrand.

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