Canada. Elections Canada
|Record #: OCR0469||Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020||Last Full Update: 11 Sep 2019|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||A non-partisan independent agency responsible for conducting federal general elections, by-elections and referendums.
Administration of electoral legislation * registering political parties and third parties engaged in election advertising, as well as electoral district associations, leadership contestants and nomination contestants of registered parties * maintenance of the National Register of Electors * appointing and instructing returning officers * disclosing contributions to candidates, political parties, and to electoral district associations, leadership contestants and nominations contestants of registered parties * examining and disclosing their financial returns * reimbursing expenses to candidates and parties.
Ensuring access to the system for all eligible citizens: physical facilities * public education * information programs.
Providing legal * technical * financial * administrative support to independent commissions responsible for readjusting federal electoral district boundaries
|Hours||Mon-Sun 7 am-midnight|
|Eligibility||Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Canadian citizens who are 18 or older on polling day.
|Application||Most electors are registered in the National Register of Electors, used to produce the preliminary voters lists * eligible people can call to confirm if they are registered * electors not listed in the National Register of Electors must provide: One piece of identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial or local, that contains a photograph of the elector and his or her name and address (such as a driver's license); or two pieces of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer each of which establish the elector’s name and at least one of which establishes the elector’s residence * a comprehensive list of all the accepted identification options and documents is available online.
Registration can be done online through the Online Registration Service, in person at any local Elections Canada office until the Tuesday before election day, 6 p.m; or at the polls on election day or advance polling days.
|Languages||English ; French|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-463-6868|
|Fax||1-888-524-1444 ; 613-954-8584|
|Primary Executive||Stephane Perrault, Chief Electoral Officer|
|Alternate Name||OCR ; Voter Information Services|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Gatineau|
|Address & Map|
|Intersection||Maisonneuve Blvd and des Allumettières Blvd|
|Bus Route Notes||OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Parking||Pay parking lot * parking meters|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectionsCanE
|Service Categories||Elections/Election Campaigns ; Federal Government Information Services ~ Election Issues|
|Print Material||Visit the website for a list of publications.|
|Accreditation||Operates under the Canada Elections Act.|