COMMISSIONER OF CANADA ELECTIONS
CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
This notice is published by the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 521 of the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9.
On December 5, 2011, the Commissioner of Canada Elections, pursuant to section 517 of the Canada Elections Act, entered into a compliance agreement with Mr. Jacques Nadeau (hereinafter referred to as the Contracting Party), of the town of Thetford Mines, province of Quebec, who was an elector in the electoral district of Mégantic–L'Érable in the 2011 federal general election.
The Contracting Party has acknowledged acts that constituted a failure to comply with section 7 of the Canada Elections Act, which prohibits an elector who has voted at an election from requesting a second ballot at that election.
The Contracting Party acknowledged that he voted by special ballot in the office of the returning officer for the electoral district of Mégantic–L'Érable on April 20, 2011. He also acknowledged that he wilfully requested a second ballot for the same election at the advance poll on April 25, 2011.
The Contracting Party acknowledged and accepted responsibility for these acts, and is now aware of section 7 of the Canada Elections Act and the offence provision at paragraph 483(b) of the Act.
Prior to the conclusion of the agreement, the Commissioner of Canada Elections took into consideration that the Contracting Party acknowledged:
- the severity and the seriousness of his acts; and
- that the integrity of the voting process is based on honesty and on the trust of all Canadians in a system that respects the fundamental principle of one elector, one vote.
January 6, 2012
William H. Corbett
Commissioner of Canada Elections