Elections Canada

Elections Canada

March 25, 2011 13:32 ET

Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Submits Report on Federal By-elections in 2010

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, submitted his report on the November 29, 2010, by-elections to the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Honourable Peter Milliken.

The by-elections took place in the electoral districts of:

- Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette (Manitoba)

- Vaughan (Ontario)

- Winnipeg North (Manitoba)

The 2010 by-elections report, as well as the official voting results and contributions and expenses reported by candidates, are available on Elections Canada's Web site.

"The November 2010 by-elections ran smoothly and featured many innovations," said Mr. Mayrand.

"Highlights of the initiatives we undertook include: a pilot project to test an assistive voting device for persons with disabilities; measures to help ensure that polling sites are accessible; implementation of the voter information card as proof of identity and address at some polling sites; and the introduction of community relations officers assigned to seniors. These initiatives are aimed at making the electoral process even more efficient and accessible," added Mr. Mayrand.

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