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First Nations Elections Act

Version of section 2 from 2015-04-02 to 2019-07-14:


Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Act.

council

council has the meaning assigned by the definition council of the band in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act. (conseil)

deputy electoral officer

deputy electoral officer means a person so appointed in accordance with the regulations. (président d’élection adjoint)

election

election means the election of the chief and councillors of a participating First Nation, including by way of a by-election. (élection)

elector

elector means a person who is registered on a Band List, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act, and

  • (a) in relation to an election, is 18 years of age or older on the day of the election;

  • (b) in relation to a petition to remove from office a chief or councillor, was 18 years of age or older on the day of the election of that chief or councillor;

  • (c) in relation to a nomination referred to in section 9, is 18 years of age or older on the day of the nomination; or

  • (d) in relation to a vote on a proposed community election code referred to in paragraph 42(1)(b), is 18 years of age or older on the day of the vote. (électeur)

electoral officer

electoral officer means a person so appointed in accordance with the regulations. (président d’élection)

First Nation

First Nation has the meaning assigned by the definition band in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act. (première nation)

mail-in ballot

mail-in ballot means a ballot that is sent to an elector by mail or otherwise provided to an elector other than at a polling station. (bulletin de vote postal)

member

member, in relation to a participating First Nation, means a person whose name appears, or who is entitled to have their name appear, on the Band List maintained for that First Nation under section 8 of the Indian Act. (membre)

Minister

Minister means the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. (ministre)

nomination meeting

nomination meeting means a meeting held for the purpose of nominating candidates for an election. (assemblée de mise en candidature)

participating First Nation

participating First Nation means a First Nation that is named in the schedule. (première nation participante)

reserve

reserve has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Indian Act. (réserve)

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