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Nova Scotia. Election Commission

The Election Commission was established in 1981 to consider reports of investigations by the Chief Electoral Officer or police officers concerning alleged violations of the Elections Act and to determine whether there should be prosecutions thereunder. In 1991 the Commission ceased to exercise any investigative or prosecutorial powers. It is now purely an advisory board on the administration of the Elections Act. The Commission makes recommendations to the Chief Electoral Officer respecting amendments to the act or any related enactment which, in the opinion of the Commission, would improve the elections process or the administration of the act. It also advises the Chief Electoral Officer regarding the administrative conduct of elections

Notes: Authority record based on Statutes of Nova Scotia: 1981 c. 21, 1991 c. 4.

see also Chief Electoral Officer



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