Elections Canada

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Description & Services
Alternate Name Office of the Chief Electoral Officer
Description The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, commonly known as Elections Canada, is an independent, non-partisan agency that reports directly to Parliament. 
* ensures all eligible voters have access to the electoral system  
* maintains the National Register of Electors 
* administers electoral legislation 
* registers political parties, electoral district associations, and third parties that engage in election advertising 
* monitors election spending by candidates, political parties and third parties  
* supports independent commissions responsible for adjusting the boundaries of federal electoral districts every 10 years  
* carry out studies on alternative voting methods and, with the approval of parliamentarians, test alternative voting processes for future use during electoral events  
* provide assistance and co-operation in electoral matters to electoral agencies in other countries or to international organizations 
Monitors compliance with electoral legislation * provides educational programs for students concerning elections * provides information to the general public about voting, voter registration and how to register to become a candidate * administers political financing portions of the Canada Elections Act * maintains the National Register of Electors * trains and appoints returning officers 
Works to provide access to all Canadians to the voting system 
Provides support to the commissions which adjust federal electoral district boundaries following the Census
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Canadian citizens who will be 18 years of age and older on polling day
Application Most eligible voters are registered in the National Register of Electors * can call to confirm 
To register to vote, citizens must provide: One piece of photographic Government identification with address; or two pieces of identification with the name of the person and at least one with address; or two pieces of identification and be vouched for 
Comprehensive list of acceptable identification is available online
Fees None
Languages English ; French ; French reception, programs, publications, and website * French interpretation available upon request
Contact Information
Address & Map
30 Victoria St
Gatineau, Qc
Canada K1A 0M6
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Accessibility Unknown
Office Phone 613-993-2975
Fax 613-954-8584; 1-888-524-1444
TTY Phone 1-800-361-8935
Toll Free Phone Public Inquiries 1-800-463-6868
E-Mail info@elections.ca
Website www.elections.ca
Other Details
Service Level (40) Federal Government
Subjects Elections ; Federal government ; Political parties

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