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Message for candidates and third parties from 43rd General Election

In response to the exceptional circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Chief Electoral Officer has reconsidered all campaign return filing extension requests made by candidates and their official agents, as well as by registered third parties.

As a result, the CEO has decided to add 30 days to all extensions that were individually granted and confirmed in writing. For example, if a confirmation indicates that the extended deadline for filing is March 23, 2020, the new deadline is April 23, 2020. If the approved extension falls on another day, the new deadline is 30 days after that date.

This decision does not apply to candidates and registered third parties that had not requested an extension by March 6, 2020.