Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Members and registered parties
45 (1) By October 15 in each year, the Chief Electoral Officer shall send to the member for each electoral district and, on request, to each registered party that endorsed a candidate in the electoral district in the last election, a copy in electronic form — taken from the Register of Electors — of the lists of electors for the electoral district.
Marginal note:Contents of lists of electors
(2) The lists of electors shall set out each elector’s surname, given names, civic address and mailing address, and shall be arranged in the form established by the Chief Electoral Officer according to the civic addresses of the electors or, if that is not appropriate, in alphabetical order by their surnames.
(3) This section does not apply if October 15 falls during an election period or if the vote at a general election was held during the three months before that date.
Marginal note:Merger of parties
(4) For the purpose of subsection (1), a registered party that is the result of a merger of two or more registered parties is deemed to have endorsed a candidate in the last election if one of the merging parties so endorsed a candidate.
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