Canada. Elections Canada
|Record #: OCR0469||Last Full Update: 08 Jul 2016|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-463-6868|
|Fax||1-888-524-1444 * 613-954-8584|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElectionsCanE
|Located In Community||Gatineau|
|Address & Map|
|Intersection||Maisonneauve Blvd and des Allumettières Blvd|
|Physical Access||Fully Accessible|
|Agency and Service Names|
|Alternate Name||Voter Information Services|
|Legal Status||(40) Federal Government|
|Primary Executive||Marc Mayrand, Chief Electoral Officer|
|Description and Service Details|
|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-Fri 9 am-5 pm|
|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 in the Register * 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.|
|Languages||English ; French|
|Categories and Classification|
|Service Categories||Elections/Election Campaigns ; Federal Government Information Lines ~ Election Issues|
|Resources||Visit the website for a list of publications.|