Flashcards in Elections Deck (9)
1) The call
Prime Minister asks the Governor General to dissolve parliament and call an election.
Candidates (usually representing a party) submit nominations and stand for election
3) Voters list
Chief Electoral Officer in each province makes yo a voters lists of who is eligible to vote.
Each party uses this one to promote their platform.
Debates, tours, lawn signs, appearances on TV, door to door, and lots of promises
5) Voters informed
Eligible voters are informed where specifically they can vote (eg. birches, schools, etc.)
There are many different polls within each riding (electoral district)
6) Election Day
Voters go to polling stations to vote.
Each polling station has: returning officer, polling clerk.
7) The count
Ballot boxes taken to central location and all the votes are counted.
Each political party has scrutineers present to make sure the vote is fair.
8) the winner
The candidate with the most votes is elected as MP from that riding (not necessarily a majority)