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Elections Canada expects 30,000 expat voters in this election, Perrault says 

By Palak Mangat      

Elections Canada says it is on track to see the number of expats it initially expected to register and to take advantage of new rules that allow Canadians living abroad to vote no matter how long they have been out of the country.

Canada's Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault, pictured on Sept. 17, 2019, at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Election Canada is also reinforcing its efforts to reach younger and first-time voters, opening 121 offices at 109 post-secondary campuses spanning 86 ridings, Mr. Perrault said. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

PARLIAMENT HILL—With Canadians living abroad now able to vote no matter how long they have been outside the country, Canada’s chief electoral officer says Elections Canada expects 30,000 expats to register, but he is urging expats to register soon.

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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