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1st Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 4

THE ELECTIONS AMENDMENT ACT


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(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. E30 amended

1           The Elections Act is amended by this Act.

2           Clause 49(1)(c) is replaced with the following:

(c) sets as election day a Tuesday

(i) that is 28 days after the date the writ is issued, in the case of a fixed date election, or

(ii) that is at least 28 days but no more than 34 days after the writ is issued, in the case of any other election.

3           Subsection 62(3) is amended by striking out "35 days" and substituting "28 days".

4           Clause 170(3)(b) is amended by striking out "35 days" and substituting "28 days".

Coming into force

5           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Elections Act to establish a standard 28-day election period for a fixed date general election. The election period for a by-election or a general election that is not held on a fixed date is shortened to between 28 days and 34 days.