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FAQs on Elections Canada


Questions and Answers

What does Elections Canada do?

Elections Canada is the non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections, by-elections and referendums. Elections Canada plans, coordinates, monitors and reports on federal electoral events. Click here for more information about this subject.


What does the Chief Electoral Officer do?

The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for managing elections, referendums, and other aspects of our electoral system under the provisions of the Canada Elections Act, the Referendum Act, and the Electoral Boundaries Redistribution Act. Click here for more information about this subject.


To whom does Elections Canada report?

Elections Canada comes under the responsibility of the Chief Electoral Officer, who reports directly to the House of Commons through the Speaker.

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