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Federal By-elections Underway

Elections Canada Issues Writs of Election for Calgary Centre (Alberta), Durham (Ontario) and Victoria (British Columbia)

OTTAWA, Sunday, October 21, 2012

  • The writs of election were issued today by Elections Canada for the federal by-elections to be held on Monday, November 26, 2012, in the electoral districts of Calgary Centre (Alberta), Durham (Ontario) and Victoria (British Columbia) to fill three vacancies in the House of Commons.
  • The local Elections Canada offices in these electoral districts will be open shortly.
  • All Canadian citizens in Calgary Centre, Durham and Victoria who are at least 18 years of age on election day are eligible to vote. To vote in a federal by-election, an elector's address of ordinary residence must be in the electoral district from the first day of revision of the lists of electors, Wednesday, October 24, until election day, Monday, November 26.
  • Electors will be able to vote at advance polls on Friday, November 16, Saturday, November 17 or Monday, November 19; on election day; or by special ballot. Electors who wish to vote by special ballot must apply for their special ballot voting kit no later than 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, November 20. Applications are available at, by phone or in person at local Elections Canada offices and Canadian diplomatic or consular offices.

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