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A Federal Seat is Vacant in Durham

News Release

Gatineau, Friday, August 4, 2023

  • On Thursday, August 3, 2023, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice from the Speaker of the House of Commons that the seat for Durham (Ontario) is vacant. A by-election will take place to fill the vacant seat.
  • The date of the by-election must be announced between August 14, 2023, and January 30, 2024. This announcement signals the start of the by-election period.
  • The by-election must be held on a Monday, at least 36 days but no more than 50 days after the day the by-election is announced. Therefore, the earliest date that the Durham by-election can be held is Monday, September 25, 2023.

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