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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (length of election period)
2000, c. 9
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1 Paragraph 57(1.2)(c) of the Canada Elections Act is replaced by the following:
(c) fix the date for voting at the election, which date must be at least 36 days, but not more than 46 days, after the issue of the writ.
2 The Act is amended by adding the following after subsection 57(5):
Exception — end of year
(6) If, in accordance with paragraph (1.2)(c), the date for voting at the election would be fixed between December 20 of one year and January 2 of the following year, polling day shall be no earlier than January 13 and no later than January 20.
3 The Act is amended by adding the following after subsection 171(2):
Advance polling stations — subsection 57(6)
(3) If polling day is fixed in accordance with subsection 57(6), advance polling stations shall open on the first Friday following January 2.
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