Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:General election — proclamation
Marginal note:By-election — order
(1.1) The Governor in Council shall make an order in order for a by-election to be held.
(1.2) The proclamation or order shall
(a) direct the Chief Electoral Officer to issue a writ to the returning officer for each electoral district to which the proclamation or order applies;
(b) fix the date of issue of the writ; and
(c) fix the date for voting at the election, which date must be no earlier than the 36th day and no later than the 50th day after the day on which the writ was issued.
Marginal note:General election
(2) In the case of a general election,
Marginal note:Election held on a Monday
(3) Subject to subsection (4) and section 56.2, polling day shall be on a Monday.
(4) In the case of a general election that is not held on a day set in accordance with subsection 56.1(2) or section 56.2, if, in the week in which the election is to be held, the Monday is a holiday, polling day shall be held on the Tuesday of that week.
Marginal note:Times when polling day is a Tuesday
(5) If the day fixed for the vote is a Tuesday because of subsection (4) or section 56.2, any time period specified under this Act before or after polling day is to be calculated as if polling day were the Monday.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 57
- 2001, c. 21, s. 5
- 2007, c. 10, s. 2
- 2018, c. 31, s. 47
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