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September 19, 2008 – Definition of "voting period" Canadian Forces electors

ADAPTATION BY INSTRUCTION
PURSUANT TO SECTION 179 OF THE CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

DEFINITION OF "VOTING PERIOD"
FOR THE PURPOSES OF CANADIAN FORCES ELECTORS
WHO ARE PERFORMING MILITARY DUTIES

WHEREAS section 190 of the Canada Elections Act provides that the voting period for Canadian Forces electors is the period beginning 14 days before polling day and ending 9 days before polling day;

AND WHEREAS a number of Canadian Forces electors will not be able to exercise their right to vote during this period because of their military duties;

THEREFORE, pursuant to section 179 of the Canada Elections Act, the Chief Electoral Officer adapts section 190 of the Act as follows:

"voting period" means the period beginning 14 days before polling day and ending 9 days before polling day, except for Canadian Forces electors who cannot vote during this period because their military duties prevent them from doing so, in which case the period can be extended by the special voting rules administrator to allow these electors to vote.


September 19, 2008




Marc Mayrand
Chief Electoral Officer of Canada