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Report on the October 24, 2016, By-election in Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner

3. Conclusion

The by-election held on October 24, 2016, in Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner was a success. Awareness was very high, and most voters knew where, when and ways to vote. Satisfaction with the voting experience was widespread among electors—most felt that it was very easy to cast their vote, nearly all found their locations convenient and easy to reach and most reported high satisfaction with Elections Canada staff. Overall, electors thought that the by-election was run fairly and felt that they could trust the accuracy of the by-election results. Further information on the by-election can be found in the report on the survey of electors, which was commissioned following the by-election. The report will be made available on Elections Canada's website at elections.ca > Resource Centre > Research >Post-election Evaluations.

In the year ahead, the agency will focus on delivering the by-elections currently underway and on readiness to deliver any future by-elections. The agency will continue to work on its plans to modernize the electoral process and will support Parliament with any legislative changes.