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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 64 from 2019-06-13 to 2023-05-17:

Marginal note:Holding of election

  •  (1) If the nomination of more than one candidate is confirmed in an electoral district, an election shall be held.

  • Marginal note:Notice of grant of a poll

    (2) The returning officer shall, within five days after the closing day for nominations, if more than one candidate is nominated, post in the returning office a notice of grant of a poll in the prescribed form that indicates

    • (a) the name and political affiliation, if any, of each candidate, as stated in the nomination papers, in the order in which their names are to be placed on the ballots;

    • (b) the name of the official agent for each candidate, as stated in the nomination papers; and

    • (c) the name, if any, and the number of each of the polling divisions and the addresses of the polling stations in that electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Notice to election officers

    (3) The returning officer shall make the notice of grant of a poll available to, for each polling station, an election officer who is assigned to work in the polling station. The election officer shall post the notice in the polling station.

  • Marginal note:Documents to candidates

    (4) The returning officer shall send to each candidate, on the later of the 31st day before polling day and the day on which the candidate’s nomination is confirmed, up to 10 copies of a document that sets out a description of the boundaries of the polling divisions in the electoral district.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 64
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 24
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 51
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