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2015–16 Departmental Performance Report

Results Highlights


Actual Spending


Actual FTEs

Results Highlights

In 2015–16, Elections Canada maintained election readiness and successfully conducted the 42nd general election. Key achievements include improved quality controls, modern online voter registration services, enhanced accessibility of poll sites, expanded voting opportunities and improved contact centre services.

Elections Canada's regulation of electoral activities included implementing legislative changes into new systems and applications and establishing a new Electoral Integrity Office to oversee integrity and compliance. New opinions, guidelines and interpretation notes were also successfully issued. After the election, the agency started auditing election returns and administering election expense reimbursements.

As part of its Electoral Engagement program, Elections Canada continued to provide support to Parliament. The agency also worked closely with stakeholders to ensure that the needs of electors and political participants were met. During the election, it implemented a reviewed multimedia campaign to better communicate with all electors.

Elections Canada's internal services continued to support the agency's core functions, with key results being a reviewed election workers' tariff of fees, better security management and financial controls, and renewed IT systems, and enhanced IT security, data centre capacity and payroll systems. Internal services also established a reporting framework for the 42nd general election and initiated and supported the strategic planning process for 2016–19.