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May 12, 2005 18:01 ET

Deadline Approaching for Revision of Lists of Electors for Federal By-Election in Labrador

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 12, 2005) - The period for making changes to the lists of electors for the federal by-election in Labrador (Newfoundland and Labrador) on Tuesday,May 24, 2005, is drawing to a close. Electors who want to add their names to the lists, or to make corrections to their names or addresses, should contact the office of the returning officer for Labrador before 6:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, May 17, 2005.

"I encourage electors in Labrador to ensure that their names are on the list of electors by calling the returning officer before next Tuesday, May 17," suggested Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. "It will save them time on election day. This applies to any elector who has not received a voter information card or who has not yet called in changes to the card."

After the revision period ends at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, the returning officer in Labrador will prepare the official lists of electors. These lists cannot be revised again before election day.

Electors registering on election day must provide proof of identity showing name, address and signature, or take the prescribed oath and be vouched for under oath by another elector whose name already appears on the list of electors in the same polling division. A photo is not required.

For further information, electors may contact the office of the returning officer at 1 866 201-2958 or visit http://www.elections.ca.

A by-election will be held in Labrador on Tuesday, May 24, 2005.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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