When Should I Complain?
The Commissioner of Canada Elections encourages anyone who believes an offence has been committed under the Act to contact the office. Individuals who wish to submit a complaint are urged to do so as soon as possible following the alleged offence and should provide as much detail as possible to support their allegation, including any supporting documents.
Under his mandate, the Commissioner can only address complaints related to federal elections. For this reason, the Commissioner cannot pursue complaints related to electoral events in other jurisdictions.
To assist you in the complaint process, please select a category that best describes your issue.
Did You Know?
The Commissioner of Canada Elections is the independent officer responsible for ensuring that the Canada Elections Act (the Act) and the Referendum Act are complied with and enforced.
The Act defines and regulates activities related to federal electoral events. The Commissioner and his staff work to ensure that political entities, third parties, and other individuals and entities engaged in the electoral process do so in compliance with the rules.*
*Note: If you are seeking clarification or an interpretation with respect to a particular section of the Act, please contact Elections Canada, the independent agency responsible for the administration of federal elections.