Elections Canada

Elections Canada

August 11, 2007 17:25 ET

Elections Canada Issues Writ of By-election in Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 11, 2007) - The writ of by-election was issued by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, on August 11, 2007, for the federal by-election to be held on Monday, September 17, 2007, in the electoral district of Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec), to fill a vacancy in the House of Commons.

The returning officer will mail a voter information card to all registered electors in the electoral district no later than Friday, August 24, 2007. Any elector who needs to change the information on his or her voter information card should contact their local Elections Canada office.

To have the right to vote in a by-election, an individual must be a Canadian citizen who has reached the age of 18 by election day. He or she must ordinarily reside in the electoral district from the first day of revision of the lists of electors until election day. For the by-election of September 17, 2007, an elector's ordinary residence must be in the electoral district from Wednesday, August 15, 2007, to Monday, September 17, 2007.

Elections Canada reminds electors that they have the option to vote by mail or in person at their local Elections Canada office if they apply to do so no later than 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2007. Electors can obtain an application form from their local Elections Canada office, by contacting Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868 or by going to www.elections.ca.

"Voting is a fundamental right in Canada and I urge all qualified electors who reside in Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean to take advantage of the many options available to them for casting their ballots in this by-election," said Mr. Mayrand.

To see results for the electoral district of Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean at the general election of January 23, 2006, go to www.elections.ca / Past Elections.

By-elections will be held in Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean, Outremont and Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot on Monday, September 17, 2007.

IMPORTANT!

Changes have been made to the Canada Elections Act.

All electors MUST prove their identity and residential address when they vote. For more detailed information on voter identification, visit www.elections.ca.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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