2017–18 Departmental Plan
Plans at a Glance
Key Priority 1: Prepare for, Conduct and Report on Electoral Events
Elections Canada will conduct high-quality electoral events, including any by-election called to fill a vacancy in the House of Commons. The agency will monitor and report on all aspects of the electoral process, including political financing, to ensure fairness, transparency and compliance with the Canada Elections Act.
Key Priority 2: Deliver on Strategic Commitments
Elections Canada will deliver on its strategic commitments towards improved electoral management and services, with particular priority placed on the following:
Electoral services modernization
Elections Canada is pursuing a multi-year modernization plan to make electoral services more inclusive, convenient and efficient for Canadians. It will adopt up-to-date, secure technological solutions while simplifying and streamlining processes across a wide range of services, including voter registration, polling processes, special ballot voting and services to candidates.
Support to Parliament
Elections Canada will support Parliament in its examination of options for improving our electoral process by conducting research, providing recommendations and preparing to implement a broad range of potential legislative changes.
The implementation of Elections Canada's Electoral Services Modernization agenda depends on a multi-year investment plan to maintain and upgrade key assets that enable electoral event delivery, including financial management systems, information technology services and network infrastructure.
For more information on Elections Canada's plans, priorities and planned results, see the "Planned Results" section of this report.