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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 370 from 2003-01-01 to 2004-05-13:

Marginal note:Registration

  •  (1) An eligible party becomes a registered party if it has candidates whose nomination has been confirmed in 50 electoral districts for a general election and its application to become registered was made 60 days before the issue of the writs for the general election and has not been withdrawn.

  • Marginal note:Late application

    (2) A political party that makes its application after the 60 days referred to in subsection (1) becomes a registered party for the next following general election if it satisfies the requirements of that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Notification of registration

    (3) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, as soon as practicable after the 48-hour period following the closing of nominations, inform the leader of an eligible party whether or not the party has been registered in accordance with subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Loss of eligibility

    (4) An eligible party loses its eligibility on being informed, under subsection (3), that it has not been registered.

  • Marginal note:Eligible party deemed registered

    (5) For the purposes of sections 407, 422, 429 and 435, an eligible party that becomes registered under subsection (1) is deemed to have been registered from the issue of the writs for that election.

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