Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Extension or correction — Chief Electoral Officer
433 (1) The Chief Electoral Officer, on the written application of the chief agent of a registered party or, if there is no chief agent, its leader, may authorize
(a) the extension of a period provided in subsection 424(4) or 429(3); or
(b) the correction, within a specified period, of a document referred to in subsection 424(1) or 429(1).
(2) An application may be made
(a) under paragraph (1)(a), within the period provided in subsection 424(4) or 429(3), as the case may be; and
(b) under paragraph (1)(b), as soon as the applicant becomes aware of the need for correction.
(3) The Chief Electoral Officer may not authorize an extension or correction unless he or she is satisfied by the evidence submitted by the applicant that the circumstances giving rise to the application arose by reason of
(a) the absence, death, illness or misconduct of the chief agent or a predecessor;
(b) the absence, death, illness or misconduct of a registered agent of the registered party or of an agent, a clerk or an officer of the chief agent, or a predecessor of one of them; or
(c) inadvertence or an honest mistake of fact.
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