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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 48 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-03-31:

Marginal note:New electors

  •  (1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, before including a new elector in the Register of Electors, send the elector the Chief Electoral Officer’s information relating to him or her and ask if he or she wishes to be included in the Register of Electors.

  • Marginal note:Obligation of elector

    (2) A new elector who wishes to be included in the Register of Electors shall confirm, correct or complete the information, in writing, and give it to the Chief Electoral Officer along with a signed certification that he or she is qualified as an elector under section 3.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (3) This section does not apply in respect of the inclusion of a new elector

    • (a) at the elector’s request; or

    • (b) based on lists of electors established under provincial law, if those lists contain the information that the Chief Electoral Officer considers sufficient for the inclusion of the elector.

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