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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 32 from 2019-06-13 to 2024-05-14:

Marginal note:Election officers

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and 33(2) and (3), a returning officer shall, after the issue of the writ, appoint in accordance with the Chief Electoral Officer’s instructions the election officers that the returning officer considers necessary for exercising election officers’ powers and performing election officers’ duties under this Act in the returning officer’s electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Appointment before issue of writ

    (2) A returning officer may, in accordance with the Chief Electoral Officer’s instructions, appoint election officers before the issue of the writ if the returning officer considers that it is desirable to do so for the purpose of training and preparing them to exercise their powers and perform their duties under this Act after the issue of the writ.

  • Marginal note:Maximum number of election officers appointed

    (3) Before the eighth day after the issue of the writ, a returning officer shall not appoint more than half the number of election officers referred to in subsection (1).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 32
  • 2001, c. 21, s. 3(E)
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 29

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