Bill 26: An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act (Historical)
This bill was last introduced in the 17th Assembly, 5th Session, which ended in October 2015.
This bill has received Commissioner's Assent and is, or will soon become, law.
All sorts of information on this bill is available on the Legislative Assembly's website
- June 5, 2014 Passed Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Kam Lake, that Bill 26, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act, be read for the third time. Thank you.
- June 2, 2014 Passed Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Kam Lake, the Bill 26, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act, be read for the second time. Mr. Speaker, Bill 26 amends the Elections and Plebiscites Act to: • require the Minister of Justice to provide the Chief Electoral Officer with names and addresses of inmates who are eligible to vote; • authorize a returning officer to strike the name of a person no longer resident in a polling division from a preliminary list of electors, require the posting of names that may be struck and provide for review and appeal processes; • provide more time for a person to apply for an absentee ballot and specify when an absentee ballot may be provided to an applicant; • provide for voting at mobile polls; • revise criteria so that a person living in the same electoral district as an elector who lacks sufficient identification may vouch for the elector; • add candidate nomination papers to the list of public records that may be inspected; • create an offence of threatening a candidate or potential candidate and an offence of impersonating an election officer; • make amendments of a minor procedural nature and that improve clarity; and • make a consequential amendment to the Health Information Act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
- May 30, 2014 Passed Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Kam Lake, that Bill 26, An Act to Amend the Elections and Plebiscites Act, be read for the first time. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
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