Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Statement to be sent to Chief Electoral Officer
196 (1) The original of a statement of ordinary residence of an elector, other than a statement completed under section 195, shall be sent to the Chief Electoral Officer and a copy of that original shall be kept in the unit in which the elector is serving.
(2) On receiving the statement of ordinary residence, the Chief Electoral Officer shall
(a) validate it by indicating on it the name of the electoral district that includes the place of ordinary residence shown in the statement; and
(b) return it to the commanding officer of the unit in which the elector is serving.
Marginal note:Retention of validated statement
(3) On receiving the statement of ordinary residence, the commanding officer shall destroy the copy kept under subsection (1) and keep the validated original with the elector’s unit service documents.
Marginal note:Prior statements to be destroyed
(4) On receiving the validated statement of ordinary residence, the commanding officer may destroy any other original or copy of a statement of ordinary residence that was filed with the elector’s unit service documents.
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