Marginal note:Electors entitled to be present
30. Where, at a recount under section 29 of the votes cast on a referendum question, the judge is satisfied that either the electors who support the question or those who oppose it are not represented at the recount, any three electors who demand to attend on behalf of the electors who are not so represented are entitled to attend, but, except with the permission of the judge, no persons other than those who are by this section entitled to attend at the recount shall be permitted to attend.
- 1992, c. 30, s. 30;
- 2000, c. 9, s. 569(F).
Marginal note:Information provided by Chief Electoral Officer
31. (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, as soon as possible after the issue of a proclamation, inform the public, by such means as the Chief Electoral Officer considers appropriate, of the referendum question and the manner in which the referendum will be conducted.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) shall be construed as requiring or authorizing the Chief Electoral Officer to inform, or answer inquiries from, the public with respect to any argument in support of or in opposition to any referendum question.
PARTICIPATION BY PUBLIC SERVANTS AND REFERENDUM OFFICERS
32. (1) In this section,
« fonctionnaire »
“public servant” means a deputy head or an employee as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Public Service Employment Act, but does not include a person on the staff of the Chief Electoral Officer;
« fonctionnaire référendaire »
“referendum officer” means returning officers, assistant returning officers, additional assistant returning officers, persons authorized by a returning officer to perform duties under this Act, revising agents, deputy returning officers, poll clerks, registration officers, information officers, persons responsible for maintaining order at a central polling place, central poll supervisors, persons appointed to collect ballot boxes, the special voting rules administrator, special ballot officers, liaison officers for correctional institutions and deputy returning officers and poll clerks for correctional institutions.
Marginal note:Participation not precluded
(2) Part 7 of the Public Service Employment Act is not to be construed or applied so as to restrict the right of a public servant to participate fully in respect of a referendum.
(3) Where, in the opinion of the Governor in Council, the participation of public servants or any class of public servants in a referendum would likely impair the ability of the public servants or public servants in that class to discharge the responsibilities of their positions, the Governor in Council may make regulations limiting their participation in the referendum.
Marginal note:Referendum officers
(4) Referendum officers shall, in performing their duties and functions under this Act, act impartially and not in any way show favour to any side in a referendum.
- 1992, c. 30, s. 32;
- 1996, c. 35, s. 91;
- 2000, c. 9, s. 570;
- 2003, c. 22, s. 244.
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