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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 18.1 from 2019-01-19 to 2024-04-01:

Marginal note:Voting studies

  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer may carry out studies on voting, including studies respecting alternative voting means.

  • Marginal note:Alternative voting

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer may devise and test an alternative voting process for future use in an election.

  • Marginal note:Voting technology — electors with a disability

    (3) The Chief Electoral Officer shall develop, obtain or adapt voting technology for use by electors with a disability, and may test the technology for future use in an election.

  • Marginal note:Prior approval

    (4) Neither an alternative voting process nor voting technology tested under subsection (2) or (3) may be used in an election without the prior approval of the committees of the Senate and of the House of Commons that normally consider electoral matters.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 18.1
  • 2001, c. 21, s. 2
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 8
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 15

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