Elections Canada

Elections Canada

August 30, 2007 15:40 ET

Elections Canada: Reminder Card and Details of New Voter Identification Rules will be Delivered to all Electors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2007) - The Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Marc Mayrand, announced today that the reminder card and details of the new voter identification rules will be delivered to every home in the electoral districts of Outremont (Quebec), Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec) and Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot (Quebec).

"The reminder card alerts electors to contact the local Elections Canada office if they did not receive their voter information card, or if the card they received contains errors," said Mr. Mayrand.

Information on the new voter identification rules as well as the Chief Electoral Officer's list of acceptable pieces of identification will be included with the reminder card to inform electors about how to prove their identity and residential address when they vote.

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


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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