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BILL NO. 17





Private Members Bill




5th Session, 56th General Assembly
Nova Scotia
46 Elizabeth II, 1997




An Act to Amend Chapter 300

of the Revised Statutes, 1989,

the Municipal Elections Act





CHAPTER 6
ACTS OF 1997




Raymond J. White
Guysborough-Port Hawkesbury




AS ASSENTED TO BY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
MAY 9, 1997




Halifax
Printed by Queen s Printer for Nova Scotia







An Act to Amend Chapter 300

of the Revised Statutes, 1989,

the Municipal Elections Act





Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 300 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Municipal Elections Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 30 the following Section:

30A (1) Notwithstanding subsection (3) of Section 30, for the regular election to be held in 1997, if the list or part of the list to be used is the list of electors for the federal election that is to be held on June 2, 1997, or the list prepared as a result of the federal enumeration, Sections 32 and 34 and subsection (2) of Section 38 do not apply to that list or part of the list and such list or part of the list shall be advertised and notice of its revision shall be given in accordance with this Section.

(2) Where only part of the federal list referred to in subsection (1) is to be used, the part of the list that is not based on the federal list may be advertised and notice of its revision given in accordance with this Section, in which case Sections 32 and 34 and subsection (2) of Section 38 do not apply.

(3) On or before the thirty-first day of July, 1997, the returning officer or the registrar of voters shall notify each elector identified on the list referred to in subsection (1) or part of the list that the elector is included on the list of electors by sending a notification card to each address on the list of electors stating the electors at that address that are included on the list of electors and indicating the polling division for which the list was prepared.

(4) On or before the thirty-first day of July, 1997, the returning officer or the registrar of voters shall give notice by at least two insertions in a newspaper circulating in the municipality that notification cards have been sent to the electors whose names are on the preliminary list of electors for all or stated polling divisions or areas of the municipality and how, when and where the revising officer will receive applications for amendments to the list and applications by any electors who have not been included on the list to be added to the list.

(5) On or before the thirty-first day of July, 1997, the returning officer or registrar of voters shall give notice by at least two insertions in a newspaper circulating in the municipality of how, when and where an elector who wishes to be registered, or another person who wishes to register an elector, as an entitled person as defined in the Education Act may apply to do so in order to be able to vote for the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial.

(6) Notwithstanding subsection (6) of Section 40 or any other enactment, any list of electors based on the list of electors for the federal election that is to be held on June 2, 1997, or the list prepared as a result of the federal enumeration, shall be used for electoral purposes only and only for purposes to which the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada has consented. 2 Section 40 of Chapter 300, as amended by Chapter 26 of the Acts of 1994, is further amended by adding immediately after subsection (6) the following subsection:

(7) The final list of electors may be given by the municipality to the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada for the purpose of preparation of a federal list of electors, and the giving of the list of electors to the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada is an electoral purpose within the meaning of subsection (6).