Canada's Chief Electoral Officer: Responsibilities and Independence

There are two significant dates in the history of Canadian elections. The first was 1874 when changes ensuring the secret ballot and simultaneous voting were approved. The second was the creation of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer in 1920. Though the importance of the 1874 changes cannot b... Deskribapen osoa

Egile nagusia: Courtney, John C.
Formatua: Artikulua
Hizkuntza: Ingelesa
Argitaratua: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Canadian Region 2007
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Laburpena: There are two significant dates in the history of Canadian elections. The first was 1874 when changes ensuring the secret ballot and simultaneous voting were approved. The second was the creation of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer in 1920. Though the importance of the 1874 changes cannot be minimized, this paper focuses exclusively on the Chief Electoral Officer as an Officer of Parliament. With the announcement in late December 2006 of the resignation of Jean-Pierre Kingsley as Canada¿s Chief Electoral Officer, this brief summary of the office is designed as a simple ¿reminder¿ for the new Chief Electoral Officer of how the office has evolved over the past eight decades and its vital importance to Canada¿s electoral system.