Marginal note:Appointments in writing and on oath
12. Every person appointed pursuant to section 11 shall be appointed in writing and shall take such oath of office as the Chief Electoral Officer may specify.
- 1992, c. 30, s. 12;
- 1996, c. 35, s. 90.
REGISTRATION OF REFERENDUM COMMITTEES
Marginal note:Application for registration
13. (1) A referendum committee may apply for registration for the purposes of a referendum by filing with the Chief Electoral Officer, at any time during the referendum period, an application in accordance with this section.
Marginal note:Contents of application
(2) An application for registration shall be signed by the leader of the referendum committee and shall
(a) set out
(i) the full name of the committee,
(ii) the name, address and telephone number of the leader of the committee,
(iii) the address and telephone number of the office of the committee where its books and records are kept and of the office to which communications may be addressed,
(iv) the name, address, telephone number and title of each officer of the committee,
(v) the name, address and telephone number of the auditor of the committee, and
(vi) the name, address and telephone number of the chief agent of the committee;
(b) indicate the electoral districts in which the committee intends to support or oppose the referendum question; and
(c) be accompanied by two statements, one signed by the person named pursuant to subparagraph (a)(v) and the other signed by the person named pursuant to subparagraph (a)(vi), that the signer has accepted the appointment as auditor or chief agent, as the case may be, of the committee.
Marginal note:Examination and disposition of application
(3) Forthwith on receipt of an application for registration of a referendum committee, the Chief Electoral Officer shall examine the application and determine whether the committee can be registered and shall
(a) if the committee can be registered, register it and so inform the person who signed the application; or
(b) if the committee cannot be registered, inform the person who signed the application that the committee cannot be registered and indicate the reason why it cannot be registered.
Marginal note:Restrictions on registration
(4) A referendum committee cannot be registered if
(a) the application for registration does not comply with this section; or
(b) the name of the committee so resembles the name of a previously registered referendum committee that the committee is likely to be confused with that previously registered referendum committee.
(5) A referendum committee cannot be registered if the name or logo of the committee is the name or logo of a federal party or a provincial party or so resembles such a name or logo that the committee is likely to be confused with the party, unless the committee is that party.
Marginal note:Name of parties
(6) For the purposes of subsection (5), the name of a party means
(a) the full name of the party; and
(b) any name, or abbreviation of a name, used to identify the party in election documents.
Marginal note:Examination in order of receipt
(7) Applications for registration shall be examined in the order in which they were received by the Chief Electoral Officer.
Marginal note:Amendment of information
(8) Subject to subsections 18(2) and (3), where a referendum committee is registered and any information given by the committee pursuant to subsection (2) or this subsection ceases to be applicable or to be complete or accurate, the committee shall forthwith send a report in writing, signed by the leader or chief agent of the committee, to the Chief Electoral Officer setting out such information as is necessary to bring the information up to date.
Marginal note:Validity of registration
(9) The registration of a referendum committee for the purposes of a referendum is valid only for that referendum.
- 1992, c. 30, s. 13;
- 2000, c. 9, s. 566(F).
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