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Federal By-elections Underway

Elections Canada Issues Writs of By-election for
Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette (Manitoba), Vaughan (Ontario) and
Winnipeg North (Manitoba)

OTTAWA, Sunday, October 24, 2010

  • The writs of by-election were issued today by Elections Canada for the federal by-elections to be held on Monday, November 29, 2010, in the electoral districts of Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette (Manitoba), Vaughan (Ontario) and Winnipeg North (Manitoba) to fill three vacancies in the House of Commons.

  • Local Elections Canada offices in these electoral districts are in the process of being opened.

  • All Canadian citizens in Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette, Vaughan and Winnipeg North 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 27, until election day, Monday, November 29.

  • Electors will be able to vote at advance polls on Friday, November 19, Saturday, November 20 and Monday, November 22; 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 23. Applications are available at, by phone, or in person at local Elections Canada offices and Canadian diplomatic or consular offices.

"Elections Canada continues to increase the accessibility of the electoral process by offering Canadians flexibility in how and when they can vote," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

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