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September 2007 and March 2008 By-elections Evaluations

Since the coming into force of the new voter identification requirements in federal elections, Elections Canada has conducted studies with electors and election officers at by-elections in order to evaluate the implementation of the new provisions and their impact on the voting proceedings. More specifically, the studies aimed at determining:

  • How voters satisfied the voter identification requirements;
  • If the new procedures disrupted the timing and flow of voting;
  • If the training provided enabled election workers to efficiently apply the new procedures; and
  • If the communication campaign generated elector awareness and understanding of the new requirements.

March 17, 2008 by-elections

All evaluations were conducted by Environics Research Group:

September 17, 2007 by-elections

The various evaluation activities were integrated by Environics Research Group in a report titled Application of the New Voter Identification Procedures under Bill C-31 for the September 17 Federal By-elections in Quebec: Evaluation Synthesis.

The detailed findings of the surveys can be found in the following reports:

Communication campaign:

Voting process: