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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 68 from 2019-06-13 to 2020-12-28:


Marginal note:Party may endorse only one candidate per district

  •  (1) A political party may endorse only one prospective candidate in each electoral district for a given election.

  • Marginal note:New endorsement

    (2) If, with respect to a particular electoral district, a candidate who has been endorsed by a political party dies before 2:00 p.m. on the 5th day before the closing day for nominations or withdraws in accordance with subsection 74(1), the party may endorse another candidate in that electoral district before the close of nominations.

  • Marginal note:Names of endorsed candidates

    (3) The chief agent of a political party shall provide the Chief Electoral Officer, no later than 24 hours before the close of nominations, with

    • (a) the name of every prospective candidate who has been endorsed by the party;

    • (b) the electoral district in which the prospective candidate intends to be a candidate; and

    • (c) the name of the person or persons who endorsed the prospective candidate on the party’s behalf.

  • Marginal note:Information to returning officers

    (4) As soon as feasible after receiving the information set out in paragraphs (3)(a) to (c), but no later than the close of nominations, the Chief Electoral Officer shall provide the information to the returning officer of the electoral district referred to in paragraph (3)(b).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 68
  • 2001, c. 21, s. 9
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 55
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