Elections Canada

Elections Canada

January 20, 2006 09:45 ET

Elections Canada: Election Day, You Can Still Register to Vote

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 20, 2006) - The great majority of electors are on the lists of electors and ready to vote in the January 23, 2006, general election. Most were already on the preliminary lists that were produced immediately after the launch of the election. Among those who were not, or who were not registered at their correct addresses, many have since registered or had the necessary corrections made before the revision period closed.

An elector who is still not on the list will be able to register on election day at the assigned polling station for his or her residence, just before voting, with valid identification showing the elector's name, address and signature. An elector who does not have identification may register under oath, when he or she is accompanied by another elector registered in the same polling division who can vouch for the elector.

The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Jean-Pierre Kingsley, has instructed returning officers to make sure they have adequate resources to meet the demand for election day registration.

To find out where to vote or how to register, an elector may visit www.elections.ca or call Elections Canada at 1 800 463-6868. The appropriate polling station can usually be located by providing the elector's postal code.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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