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

Act current to 2014-11-11 and last amended on 2014-10-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Completion by reserve member not on active service
  •  (1) A member of the reserve force of the Canadian Forces who is not on active service and who, at any time during the period beginning on the issue of the writs and ending on the Saturday immediately before polling day, is on full-time training or service, shall complete a statement of ordinary residence in the prescribed form that indicates

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

    • (b) the member’s date of birth;

    • (c) the civic address of the member’s place of ordinary residence in Canada immediately before that full-time training or service began; and

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

  • Marginal note:Completion by reserve member on active service

    (2) Every member of the reserve force of the Canadian Forces who is placed on active service, other than a member who immediately before being placed on active service was on full-time training or service and completed a statement of ordinary residence in accordance with subsection (1) after that full-time training or service began, shall complete a statement of ordinary residence in the same form as in subsection (1) that indicates

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

    • (b) the member’s date of birth;

    • (c) the civic address of the member’s place of ordinary residence in Canada immediately before the member was placed on active service; and

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

  • Marginal note:Members of reserve force not entitled to vote

    (3) A member of the reserve force of the Canadian Forces referred to in subsection (1) or (2) who was not qualified as an elector at an election while on full-time training or service shall, without delay after becoming qualified, complete a statement of ordinary residence in accordance with subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be, that indicates a place of ordinary residence described in subsection (4).

  • Marginal note:Change of ordinary residence, etc.

    (4) An elector may amend the information in his or her statement of ordinary residence and may indicate as a place of ordinary residence the civic address of

    • (a) the place of ordinary residence of a person with whom the elector would live but for his or her being on training or service or a person designated by the elector as next of kin;

    • (b) the place where the elector is residing by reason of his or her being on training or service; or

    • (c) the elector’s place of ordinary residence immediately before being on training or service.

  • Marginal note:When no statement completed

    (5) An elector described in subsection (1), (2) or (3) who has not completed a statement of ordinary residence in accordance with subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be, may do so at any time.

  • Marginal note:Coming into force of amendments

    (6) An amendment to a statement of ordinary residence takes effect

    • (a) if it is made during an election period, 14 days after polling day; and

    • (b) if it is made at any other time, 60 days after the commanding officer of the elector’s unit receives it.

  • Marginal note:Optional information

    (7) In addition to the information specified in subsection (1), the Chief Electoral Officer may invite the member to provide other information that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary to implement agreements made under section 55, but the member is not required to provide that information.