Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9)

Act current to 2015-04-22 and last amended on 2015-01-01. Previous Versions

Updating the Register

Marginal note:Sources of information
  •  (1) The Register of Electors shall be updated from

    • (a) information

      • (i) that electors have given the Chief Electoral Officer, or

      • (ii) that is held by a federal department or body and that electors have expressly authorized to be given to the Chief Electoral Officer; and

    • (b) information that the Chief Electoral Officer considers reliable and necessary for updating the surname, given names, sex, date of birth, civic address and mailing address of electors included in the Register of Electors and that

      • (i) is held under an Act of the legislature of a province mentioned in Schedule 2, or

      • (ii) comes from any other source mentioned in Schedule 2.

  • Marginal note:Retention of certain information

    (1.1) The Chief Electoral Officer may retain information collected under paragraph (1)(b), but not included in the Register of Electors, for the purpose of correlating information subsequently collected with information already contained in the Register of Electors.

  • Marginal note:Amendments to Schedule 2

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer may at any time amend Schedule 2 by adding, changing or deleting the name of an Act of the legislature of a province or of any other source of information, but no such amendment comes into force until notice of it is published in the Canada Gazette.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 46;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 6.
Marginal note:Citizenship information

 For the purpose of assisting the Chief Electoral Officer in updating the Register of Electors, the Minister of National Revenue may, on a return of income referred to in subsection 150(1) of the Income Tax Act, request that an individual who is filing a return of income under paragraph 150(1)(d) of that Act indicate in the return whether he or she is a Canadian citizen.

  • 2007, c. 21, s. 7.
Marginal note:Information in respect of deceased individuals

 For the purpose of updating the Register of Electors, the Minister of National Revenue shall, at the request of the Chief Electoral Officer, provide the name, date of birth and address of any individual to whom paragraph 150(1)(b) of the Income Tax Act applies if that individual has, in his or her last return of income filed under paragraph 150(1)(d) of that Act, authorized that Minister to provide his or her name, date of birth and address to the Chief Electoral Officer for the Register of Electors.

  • 2007, c. 21, s. 7.
Marginal note:Duty of returning officer

 During the election period, each returning officer shall update the Register of Electors from the information that he or she obtains under this Act, other than information in relation to an elector with respect to whom an application has been granted under subsection 233(1.1).