Marginal note:Extension or correction — Chief Electoral Officer
435.38 (1) The Chief Electoral Officer, on the written application of a leadership contestant or his or her financial agent, may authorize
(a) the extension of a period provided in subsection 435.3(4) or 435.35(3); or
(b) the correction, within a specified period, of a document referred to in subsection 435.3(1) or updated document referred to in subsection 435.35(1).
(2) An application may be made
(a) under paragraph (1)(a), within the period provided in subsection 435.3(4) or 435.35(3), as the case may be; and
(b) under paragraph (1)(b), as soon as the applicant becomes aware of the need for correction.
(3) The Chief Electoral Officer may not authorize an extension or correction unless he or she is satisfied by the evidence submitted by the applicant that the circumstances giving rise to the application arose by reason of
(a) the illness of the applicant;
(b) the absence, death, illness or misconduct of the financial agent or a predecessor;
(c) the absence, death, illness or misconduct of a clerk or an officer of the financial agent, or a predecessor of one of them; or
(d) inadvertence or an honest mistake of fact.