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:Statement to be sent to Chief Electoral Officer
  •  (1) The original of a statement of ordinary residence of an elector, other than a statement completed under section 195, shall be sent to the Chief Electoral Officer and a copy of that original shall be kept in the unit in which the elector is serving.

  • Marginal note:Validation

    (2) On receiving the statement of ordinary residence, the Chief Electoral Officer shall

    • (a) validate it by indicating on it the name of the electoral district that includes the place of ordinary residence shown in the statement; and

    • (b) return it to the commanding officer of the unit in which the elector is serving.

  • Marginal note:Retention of validated statement

    (3) On receiving the statement of ordinary residence, the commanding officer shall destroy the copy kept under subsection (1) and keep the validated original with the elector’s unit service documents.

  • Marginal note:Prior statements to be destroyed

    (4) On receiving the validated statement of ordinary residence, the commanding officer may destroy any other original or copy of a statement of ordinary residence that was filed with the elector’s unit service documents.

Marginal note:Filing of reservists’ statements

 A statement of ordinary residence completed by a member of the reserve force of the Canadian Forces under section 195 shall be filed with the unit in which the member is on full-time training or service or active service, as the case may be.

Marginal note:Retention of statements

 Statements of ordinary residence shall be retained for a period of one year after a person ceases to be entitled to vote under this Division and may be destroyed at the end of that period.

Coordinating Officer

Marginal note:Designation
  •  (1) The Minister of National Defence shall designate a person as a coordinating officer to work, during and between elections, with the Chief Electoral Officer in carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Division.

  • Marginal note:Duties

    (2) The coordinating officer shall, on request, provide to the Chief Electoral Officer the following information relating to each elector:

    • (a) the elector’s surname, given names, sex and rank;

    • (b) the elector’s date of birth;

    • (c) the civic address of the elector’s place of ordinary residence indicated on any validated statement of ordinary residence; and

    • (d) the elector’s current mailing address.

Steps to Prepare for Vote

Marginal note:Duties of Chief Electoral Officer

 Without delay after the issue of the writs, the Chief Electoral Officer shall inform the Minister of National Defence and the coordinating officer of their issue and of the location of voting territories and administrative centres.