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Elections Canada

TermDefinition
Accessibility (accessibilité) The extent to which obstacles to a place or activity have been removed.
Ballot (bulletin de vote) A cardboard box with a narrow slot on top
Bill (projet de loi) New legislation
By-election (élection partielle) An election held in a particular electoral district to fill a vacancy in the House of Commons at any time other than during a general election.
Canada Elections Act (Loi électorale du Canada) The law that governs the conduct of federal elections in Canada.
Candidate (candidat) A person who seeks election to public office.
Candidate's representative (représentant de candidat) A candidate's representative may be present at the polling station during the voting and counting of the ballots. Often called a scrutineer.
Central polling place (centre de scrutin) A voting site containing more than one polling station.
Central poll supervisor (superviseur d’un centre de scrutin) The returning officer's representative at a polling place with four or more polling stations.
Chief Electoral Officer (directeur général des élections) The independent officer of Parliament responsible for the management of federal elections and referendums.
Counting of the votes (dépouillement du scrutin) The process of counting the votes received at a polling station.
Deputy returning officer (scrutateur) The election or referendum officer who supervises a polling station.
Created by: RLD