September 2007 and March 2008 By-elections Evaluations
Since the coming into force of the new voter identification requirements in federal elections, Elections Canada has conducted studies with electors and election officers at by-elections in order to evaluate the implementation of the new provisions and their impact on the voting proceedings. More specifically, the studies aimed at determining:
- How voters satisfied the voter identification requirements;
- If the new procedures disrupted the timing and flow of voting;
- If the training provided enabled election workers to efficiently apply the new procedures; and
- If the communication campaign generated elector awareness and understanding of the new requirements.
March 17, 2008 by-elections
All evaluations were conducted by Environics Research Group:
- Evaluation of New Voter Identification Requirements By-elections – March 17, 2008 (PDF format – 617 KB)
September 17, 2007 by-elections
The various evaluation activities were integrated by Environics Research Group in a report titled Application of the New Voter Identification Procedures under Bill C-31 for the September 17 Federal By-elections in Quebec: Evaluation Synthesis.
The detailed findings of the surveys can be found in the following reports:
- Impact Research: Evaluation of the Communication Campaign Related to the Voter Identification requirements at the September 17, 2007 Federal By-Elections (PDF format – 721 KB)
- Créatec+: Evaluation of New Voter Identification Requirements at the September 17, 2007, Federal By-Elections (Electors and Election Officers) (PDF format – 1,020 KB)