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Canada. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
Canada. Bureau du directeur général des élections
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer : Notices of grants of poll
RG 113 A
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The Chief Electoral Officer is the person responsible for overseeing the administration of elections and referendums, among other things, in Canada. The position was created in 1920 by the Dominion Elections Act. The Chief Electoral Officer is appointed by a resolution of the Canadian House of Commons. He or she reports directly to Parliament and, therefore, is completely independent of the government of the day and all political parties. The Chief Electoral Officer is not allowed to vote in federal elections, and he or she serves until retirement at age 65 or resignation.
This collection consists of the notices of grant of poll issued prior to general and by-elections. These documents describe the geographical boundaries and polling divisions of electoral districts and list the names of candidates and their sponsors. These documents are arranged alphabetically by the name of the electoral district within each province.