Canada Elections Act

Version of section 458 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-12-18:


Marginal note:Extension or correction — Chief Electoral Officer

  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer, on the written application of a candidate or his or her official agent, may authorize

    • (a) the extension of a period provided in subsection 451(4) or 455(3); or

    • (b) the correction, within a specified period, of a document referred to in subsection 451(1) or updated document referred to in subsection 455(1).

  • Marginal note:Deadline

    (2) An application may be made

    • (a) under paragraph (1)(a), within the period provided in subsection 451(4) or 455(3), as the case may be; and

    • (b) under paragraph (1)(b), as soon as the applicant becomes aware of the need for correction.

  • Marginal note:Grounds

    (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 official agent or a predecessor;

    • (c) the absence, death, illness or misconduct of an agent, a clerk or an officer of the official agent, or a predecessor of one of them; or

    • (d) inadvertence or an honest mistake of fact.

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