Model of electoral management




Canada, Justice Laws Website, Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9), last amended on 2021-06-29, accessed 1 September 2021

13: (1) There shall be a Chief Electoral Officer who shall be appointed by resolution of the House of Commons to hold office during good behaviour for a term of 10 years. He or she may be removed for cause by the Governor General on address of the Senate and House of Commons.

16: The Chief Electoral Officer shall

(a) exercise general direction and supervision over the conduct of elections;

(b) ensure that all election officers act with fairness and impartiality and in compliance with this Act;

(c) issue to election officers the instructions that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary for the administration of this Act; and

(d) exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions that are necessary for the administration of this Act, other than Division 1.1 of Part 16.1.

See also:

Elections Canada, The Role and Structure of Elections Canada, accessed 1 September 2021


Elections Canada, which consists of about 500 employees, is the body through which the Chief Electoral Officer carries out his or her mandate. 

Close tooltip