Elections Canada

Elections Canada

August 23, 2007 09:19 ET

Last Day for Potential Candidates to File Nomination Papers for By-elections in Outremont, Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot and Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2007) - Elections Canada reminds potential candidates that nomination papers for the Monday, September 17, 2007, by-elections in Outremont (Quebec), Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot (Quebec) and Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean (Quebec) must be submitted to the returning officer before 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Monday, August 27, 2007.

"The deadline for candidates to submit their nomination papers is firm," said Marc Mayrand, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. "There is no extension possible under the Canada Elections Act."

All nomination papers must include the names, addresses and signatures of at least 100 electors residing in the electoral district where the candidate is running. Each of these electors must sign the nomination paper in the presence of a witness.

A candidate has until 5:00 p.m. (local time) on August 27, 2007, to withdraw or make corrections to his or her name, address or occupation. No other changes are permitted by law.

Potential candidates are encouraged to file as early as possible to ensure that their nomination papers are in order by the close of nominations.

For further information, a potential candidate may contact the local Elections Canada office, visit www.elections.ca or call 1-800-463-6868.

By-elections will be held in Outremont, Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot and Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean 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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