Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Witness files nomination paper
67 (1) The witness to the consent referred to in paragraph 66(1)(b) shall file the nomination paper with the returning officer in the electoral district in which the prospective candidate is seeking nomination at any time between the issue of the Notice of Election and the close of nominations.
Marginal note:Witness ensures signatures are of electors
(2) The witness shall use due diligence to ensure that the signatures referred to in paragraph 66(1)(e) or (f) were all made by electors resident in the electoral district.
Marginal note:Witness swears oath
(3) The witness shall, on filing the nomination paper, swear an oath in writing in the prescribed form before the returning officer stating that
(a) the witness knows the prospective candidate;
(b) the witness is qualified as an elector; and
(c) the prospective candidate signed the consent to the nomination in the presence of the witness.
Marginal note:Other requirements
(4) The witness shall file with the returning officer, together with the nomination paper,
(a) a deposit of $1,000;
(b) a statement signed by the auditor consenting to act in that capacity; and
(c) if applicable, an instrument in writing, signed by the person or persons authorized by the political party to endorse prospective candidates that states that the prospective candidate is endorsed by the party.
(5) The chief agent of every political party shall, in writing, no later than 25 days before polling day, report to the Chief Electoral Officer the names of the person or persons who are authorized by the party to endorse prospective candidates.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 67
- 2001, c. 21, s. 8
- 2014, c. 12, s. 27
- 2015, c. 37, ss. 2, 6
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