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Report on the 42nd general election of October 19, 2015


For the 42nd general election, Elections Canada focused on new initiatives for improving the conduct of the election and on building the foundation for new technologies and online services. The agency is encouraged by the high level of voter engagement.

As next steps, the agency will conduct comprehensive post-election assessments and surveys, and will review the experience of electors, candidates and poll workers to identify lessons learned and areas for improvement. These and other conclusions will be published in a more detailed, retrospective report of the election, along with recommendations for enabling legislative changes to modernize Canada's electoral framework.

Elections Canada looks forward to working with parliamentarians as it prepares for the next general election and seeks to modernize the voting experience for Canadians.