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

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions


Marginal note:Notice of withdrawal of writ

 If a writ is deemed to have been superseded and withdrawn under subsection 31(3) of the Parliament of Canada Act, the Chief Electoral Officer shall publish a notice in the Canada Gazette of the withdrawal of the writ and the cancellation of the election.


Marginal note:Tabling of forms

 Each form established for the purposes of paragraph 424(1)(a) or 429(1)(a) shall be laid before the House of Commons on any of the first 15 days that it is sitting after the form is made by the Chief Electoral Officer.

Payments out of Consolidated Revenue Fund

Marginal note:Amounts to be paid out of C.R.F.

 The following shall be paid out of unappropriated moneys forming part of the Consolidated Revenue Fund:

  • (a) any amount payable under section 15;

  • (b) the remuneration paid to a person employed under section 20, any additional remuneration paid to staff referred to in subsection 19(1) for overtime work to enable the Chief Electoral Officer to exercise his or her powers and discharge his or her duties under this Act and any administration expenses that are incurred for that purpose;

  • (c) any expenses incurred by the Chief Electoral Officer to acquire information referred to in paragraph 46(1)(b);

  • (d) any fees, costs, allowances or expenses referred to in subsection 542(1);

  • (e) any expenses incurred by the Chief Electoral Officer for preparing and printing election material and for the purchase of election supplies; and

  • (f) on the certificate of the Chief Electoral Officer, any expenses incurred by, on behalf of or in relation to the Commissioner under sections 509 to 513 and 516 to 521.


Marginal note:Application of amendments to subsequent election
  •  (1) No amendment to this Act applies in an election for which the writ is issued within six months after the passing of the amendment unless, before the issue of the writ, the Chief Electoral Officer has published a notice in the Canada Gazette that the necessary preparations for the bringing into operation of the amendment have been made and that the amendment may come into force accordingly.

  • Marginal note:Amendments

    (2) It is the duty of the Chief Electoral Officer immediately after the coming into force of an amendment to this Act to publish a consolidated version of this Act on the Chief Electoral Officer’s Internet site, to correct and reprint all forms and instructions affected by it and to publish a notice in the Canada Gazette as soon as the consolidated version has been so published and the forms and instructions have been so corrected and reprinted.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 554;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 124.