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

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Act current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2019-06-13. Previous Versions

PART 11Special Voting Rules (continued)

DIVISION 2Canadian Forces Electors (continued)

Registration (continued)

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 134]

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 134]

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 134]

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 134]

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 134]

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 134]

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:Duty

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

    • (a) his or her surname, given names, gender, rank and service number;

    • (b) his or her date of birth;

    • (c) the civic address and mailing address of his or her place of ordinary residence; and

    • (d) his or her current mailing address.

  • Marginal note:Updating Register of Electors

    (3) The Chief Electoral Officer may use the information provided under subsection (2) to update the Register of Electors or Register of Future Electors.

  • Marginal note:Retention of certain information

    (4) The Chief Electoral Officer may retain the information provided under subsection (2), but not included in the Register of Electors or Register of Future Electors, for the purpose of correlating information subsequently collected with information already contained in the relevant register.

  • Marginal note:Information provided to coordinating officer

    (5) The Chief Electoral Officer may provide the coordinating officer with the information referred to in paragraphs (2)(a) to (d) relating to each elector or future elector who has provided a service number under this Part.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 199
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 135

Marginal note:Cooperation

 The coordinating officer shall cooperate with the special voting rules administrator to facilitate the voting, under Divisions 3 and 4 of this Part, of

  • (a) a person employed by or in support of the Canadian Forces outside Canada;

  • (b) a person who accompanies a unit or other element of the Canadian Forces that is on service or active service outside Canada, within the meaning of subsection 61(1) of the National Defence Act; or

  • (c) a person who resides outside Canada with a member of the Canadian Forces or with a person referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).

  • 2018, c. 31, s. 136

Liaison Officers

Marginal note:Designation

  •  (1) The Minister of National Defence shall designate one or more electors as liaison officers to work, during and between election periods, with the Chief Electoral Officer and the coordinating officer in carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Division.

  • Marginal note:Duty of coordinating officer

    (2) The coordinating officer shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer with the name and address of each liaison officer as each one is designated.

  • 2018, c. 31, s. 136

Steps to Prepare for Vote

Marginal note:Duty 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.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 200
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 137

 [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 137]

Marginal note:Duty of coordinating officer

 On being informed of the issue of the writs, the coordinating officer shall inform each liaison officer and commanding officer of their issue.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 202
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 137

Marginal note:Duty of liaison officers — information

 On being informed of the issue of the writs, a liaison officer shall give each commanding officer in respect of whose unit the liaison officer has liaison duties all necessary information for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Division.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 203
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 137

Duties of Commanding Officers

Marginal note:Notice

  •  (1) On being informed of the issue of the writs, each commanding officer shall

    • (a) publish a notice as a part of unit orders; and

    • (b) prepare a list of the names of the electors of his or her unit.

  • Marginal note:Contents of notice

    (2) The notice shall notify electors that an election has been called and of the date of polling day and shall inform the electors that

    • (a) they may vote in accordance with this Division; and

    • (b) the commanding officer will designate one or more unit election officers to collect their votes and fix the voting times during the voting period.

  • Marginal note:Contents of list

    (3) The list shall be arranged alphabetically and shall indicate each elector’s surname, given names and service number, the address of his or her place of ordinary residence and his or her electoral district.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 204
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 138

Marginal note:Alternative address — commanding officer

  •  (1) For the purpose of maintaining operational security, a commanding officer may indicate on the list of electors, with respect to some or all of the electors in the commanding officer’s unit, their alternative address rather than the address that would otherwise be indicated under subsection 204(3).

  • Marginal note:Alternative address — elector

    (2) For the purpose of maintaining operational security or out of a reasonable apprehension of bodily harm if the address of his or her place of ordinary residence were to appear on the list of electors, an elector may ask his or her commanding officer not to indicate that address on the list of electors. The commanding officer, unless he or she considers that it would not be in the public interest to do so, shall grant the request and indicate the elector’s alternative address on the list.

  • Marginal note:Special voting rules administrator informed

    (3) The commanding officer shall inform the special voting rules administrator, through a liaison officer, that an alternative address has been indicated under this section.

  • Marginal note:Clarification

    (4) For greater certainty, the indication of an alternative address on the list of electors under this section does not change the elector’s place of ordinary residence for the purposes of this Act.

  • 2018, c. 31, s. 139

Marginal note:Duties of commanding officer

  •  (1) After being informed of the issue of the writs, but no later than the 28th day before polling day, each commanding officer shall

    • (a) establish polling stations;

    • (b) designate a sufficient number of electors as unit election officers to allow for voting to take place at each polling station;

    • (c) through a liaison officer, provide the special voting rules administrator with a list of the unit election officers and their ranks, and the list of electors for the unit; and

    • (d) provide the unit election officers with the list of electors for the unit.

  • Marginal note:Facilities

    (2) Each commanding officer shall provide the facilities that are necessary to enable the electors to vote in accordance with this Division.

  • Marginal note:Voting times

    (3) Each commanding officer shall fix the voting times so that the polling stations in his or her unit are open for at least three hours a day on at least three days during the voting period.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 205
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 140
 
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