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Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9)

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Act current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2023-06-22. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Manner of nomination

  •  (1) A nomination paper shall be in the prescribed form and include

    • (a) a solemn declaration, in the prescribed form, made by the prospective candidate of

      • (i) his or her name, address and occupation,

      • (i.1) any other name by which he or she is commonly known — other than a name that could be confused with the name of a political party — and that he or she wishes to appear on the ballot instead of the name referred to in subparagraph (i),

      • (ii) the address designated by the prospective candidate for service of documents under this Act,

      • (iii) the name and address of the prospective candidate’s official agent,

      • (iv) the auditor’s name, address and occupation, if the prospective candidate has appointed an auditor under subsection 477.1(2),

      • (v) the name of the political party that has endorsed the prospective candidate or, if none, the prospective candidate’s choice to either have the word “independent” or no designation of political affiliation under his or her name in election documents, and

      • (vi) if the prospective candidate’s statement includes the name of a political party that has endorsed him or her but the returning officer is unable to verify, under paragraph 71(2)(c), that the party has done so, the prospective candidate’s choice of either one of the two options referred to in subparagraph (v) or the withdrawal of his or her nomination paper;

    • (b) a statement signed by the prospective candidate consenting to the nomination;

    • (c) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 53]

    • (d) a statement signed by the official agent consenting to act in that capacity;

    • (e) for any electoral district except one listed in Schedule 3, the names, addresses and signatures, made in the presence of a witness, of at least 100 electors resident in the electoral district;

    • (f) for an electoral district listed in Schedule 3, the names, addresses and signatures, made in the presence of a witness, of at least 50 electors resident in the electoral district;

    • (g) the name, address and signature of the witness to each signature made under paragraph (e) or (f); and

    • (h) if applicable, a signed statement by the prospective candidate setting out the name of the person who is authorized by the prospective candidate under subsection 67(7).

  • Marginal note:Particulars of candidates — name

    (2) For the purpose of subparagraphs (1)(a)(i) and (i.1), the name shall not include any title, degree or other prefix or suffix.

  • Marginal note:Particulars of candidates — occupation

    (3) For the purpose of subparagraph (1)(a)(i), the occupation shall be stated briefly and shall correspond to the occupation by which the prospective candidate is known.

  • Marginal note:Witness ensures signatures are local electors’

    (4) A witness to a signature referred to in paragraph (1)(e) or (f) shall use due diligence to ensure that the signatures that are made in his or her presence are all made by electors resident in the electoral district.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 66
  • 2001, c. 21, s. 7
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 26
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 53

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