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Canada Elections Act

Table of Provisions

SHORT TITLE

Interpretation

Part 1

Electoral rights

Part 2

Chief Electoral Officer and Staff

Chief Electoral Officer

Assistant Chief Electoral Officer and Staff

Advisory Committee of Political Parties

Part 3

Election Officers

General

Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers

Election Officers Appointed by Returning Officer

General

Revising Agents

Deputy Returning Officers and Poll Clerks

Registration Officers

Equality of Votes

New Electoral Districts

Merger of Registered Parties

Prohibitions

Part 4

Register of Electors

Maintenance and Communication of Register

Updating the Register

Agreements on Giving Information

Prohibitions

PART 5

Conduct of an Election

Date of General Election

Writs of Election

Notice of Election by Returning Officer

Return by Acclamation

Holding of an Election

Part 6

Candidates

Qualifications

Nomination of Candidates

Rights of Candidates

Obligations of Candidates

Prohibition

Gifts and Other Advantages

PART 7

Revision of Lists of Electors

Preliminary Lists of Electors

Notice of Confirmation of Registration

Revision Process

Objection Procedure

Updated Preliminary Lists of Electors

Revised Lists of Electors and Official Lists of Electors

Merger of Polling Divisions

Final Lists of Electors

Use of Lists of Electors

Prohibitions

Part 8

Preparation for the Vote

List of Deputy Returning Officers

Election Materials

Supply of Election Materials to Deputy Returning Officer

Polling Stations and Central Polling Places

Prohibitions

Part 9

Voting

Voting Opportunities

Polling Day

Hours

Time to Employees for Voting

Proceedings at the Poll

Admitting Voters

Voting Procedure

Special Voting Procedures

Transfer Certificates

Polling Day Registration

Duties of Poll Clerk

Secrecy

Prohibitions

Part 10

Advance Polling

Establishment of Advance Polling Stations

Registration

Voting Procedure

Part 11

Special Voting Rules

Interpretation and Application

Division 1

Administration and General Procedures

Division 2

Canadian Forces Electors

Definitions
Voting Entitlement and Electoral Districts
Statement of Ordinary Residence
Coordinating Officer
Steps to Prepare for Vote
Duties of Commanding Officers
Voting

Division 3

Electors Temporarily Resident Outside Canada

Division 4

Electors Residing in Canada

Division 5

Incarcerated Electors

Division 6

Counting of Votes at the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
Division 7
Counting of Votes in the Office of the Returning Officer

Division 8

Communication of the Results of the Vote

Division 9

Prohibitions

Part 12

Counting Votes

Polling Stations

Advance Polls

Delivery of Ballot Boxes to Returning Officer

Part 13

Validation of Results by the Returning Officer

Part 14

Judicial Recount

Interpretation

Recount Procedure

Failure of Judge to Conduct Recount

Part 15

Return of the Writ

Part 16

Communications

Interpretation

Election Advertising

Election Opinion Surveys

Broadcasting outside Canada

Non-interference by Foreigners

Political Broadcasts

Part 17

Third Party Election Advertising

Part 18

Financial Administration

General Provisions

Division 1

Registration of Political Parties

Application for Registration
Officers, Registered Agents, Auditors and Members
Change of Information Concerning Parties
Deregistration of Registered Parties
Merger of Registered Parties

Division 1.1

Registration of Electoral District Associations and
Financial Administration of Registered Associations

Registration of Electoral District Associations

Deregistration of Registered Associations
Financial Administration of Registered Associations
General
Processing of Expense Claims
Financial Reporting
Payment of Audit Expenses
Corrections and Extended Reporting Periods

Division 2

General Financial Provisions

Contributions
Expenses
Inflation Adjustment Factor

Division 3

Financial Administration of Registered Parties

General
Processing of Expense Claims
Maximum Election Expenses
Deemed Contributions
Financial Reporting
Election Expenses Reporting
Corrections and Extended Reporting Periods
Reimbursement of Election Expenses
Quarterly Allowances

Division 3.1

Registration and Financial Administration of Leadership Contestants

Registration
Financial Administration of Leadership Contestants
Powers, Duties and Functions of Financial Agent
Recovery of Claims
Return on Financing and Expenses in a Leadership Campaign
Corrections and Extended Reporting Periods
Surplus of Leadership Campaign Funds

Division 4

Financial Administration of Candidates

Powers, Duties and Functions of Official Agent
Notice of Nomination Meeting
Election Expenses Limit
Recovery of Claims
Return on Financing and Expenses in an Electoral Campaign
Corrections and Extended Reporting Periods
Reimbursement of Election Expenses and Personal Expenses
Surplus of Electoral Funds
Supply and Use of Forms

Division 5

Nomination Contest Report and Financial Administration of Nomination Contestants

Nomination Contest Report
Financial Administration of Nomination Contestants
Powers, Duties and Functions of Financial Agent
Recovery of Claims
Return on Financing and Expenses in a Nomination Campaign
Corrections and Extended Reporting Periods
Surplus of Nomination Campaign Funds

Part 19

Enforcement

Peace and Good Order at Elections

Offences

General Provisions
Offences under Part 1 (Electoral Rights)
Offences under Part 3 (Election Officers)
Offences under Part 4 (Register of Electors)
Offences under Part 6 (Candidates)
Offences under Part 7 (Revision of List of Electors)
Offences under Part 8 (Preparation for the Vote)
Offences under Part 9 (Voting)
Offences under Part 10 (Advance Polling)
Offences under Part 11 (Special Voting Rules)
Offences under Part 12 (Counting Votes)
Offence under Part 13 (Validation of Results by the Returning Officer)
Offences under Part 15 (Return of the Writ)
Offences under Part 16 (Communications)
Offences under Part 17 (Third Party Election Advertising)
Offences under Part 18 (Finance)
Offences under this Part (Enforcement)
Offences under Part 21 (General)
Punishment
Illegal Practices and Corrupt Practices
Miscellaneous Provisions
Commissioner of Canada Elections

Staff

Payments out of Consolidated Revenue Fund

Investigations and Prosecutions

Injunctions
Compliance Agreements
Deregistration

Part 20

Contested Elections

Part 21

General

Reports of Chief Electoral Officer

Polling Divisions

Amendments to Schedule 3

Custody of Election Documents and Documents Relating to the Register of Electors

Fees and Expenses of Election Officers

Notice

Oaths and Affidavits

Signed Pledges by Candidates Prohibited

By-Elections

Forms

Payments out of Consolidated Revenue Fund

Amendments

Part 22

Schedules

  1. Forms
  2. provincial acts and other sources of information for the purposes of section 46
  3. list of electoral districts for the purposes of paragraphs 66(1)(e) AND (f) and section 539




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