Elections Canada

Elections Canada

August 17, 2008 16:54 ET

Federal By-election Underway

Elections Canada issues writ of by-election for Don Valley West (Ontario)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2008) - - The writ of by-election was issued today by Elections Canada for the federal by-election to be held on September 22, 2008, in the electoral district of Don Valley West (Ontario) to fill a vacancy in the House of Commons.

- All Canadian citizens in Don Valley West who are at least 18 years of age on election day are eligible to vote. To vote in a federal by-election, an elector's address of ordinary residence must be in the electoral district from the first day of revision of the lists of electors, August 20, 2008, until election day, September 22, 2008.

- Electors in Don Valley West will be able to vote at advance polls on Friday, September 12, Saturday, September 13 and Monday September 15; on election day; or by special ballotElectors who wish to vote by special ballot must apply for their special voting kit no later than 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008. Applications are available at www.elections.ca, by phone or in person at Elections Canada offices and Canadian diplomatic missions. less than

"Elections Canada continues to increase the accessibility of the electoral process by offering Canadians flexibility in how and when they can vote," says Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand.

Elections Canada is an independent body set up by Parliament.

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