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Electoral Reform in New Brunswick:
A Discussion Paper

1. Introduction

1.1 Mandate
1.2 Fundamental Principles
1.3 Standardizing the Electoral Process
1.4 Provincial and Municipal Election Processes
1.5 Changes in the Federal Election Process
1.6 Consistent Election Proceedings

2. Background

3. Standardization of Provincial -
Municipal Legislation

3.1 Revision and Swearing in at the Polls
3.2 Election Schedule
3.3 Qualification of Electors
3.4 Student Electors
3.5 Qualification for Candidates
3.6 Nomination
3.7 Withdrawal of a Candidate
3.8 Death of a Candidate
3.9 Consistent Terminology
3.10 Oaths, Forms and Lists
3.11 Official Election Advertising

4. Registry of Electors

4.1 The Traditional Enumeration Process
4.2 Enumeration
4.3 Revision Period
4.4 Registries in Other Jurisdictions
4.5 Potential Cost of a Registry
4.6 Benefits to the Election Process
4.7 Creation of a Registry
4.8 Maintenance of a Registry
4.9 Joint Federal/Provincial Initiatives
4.10 Use of New Technologies
4.11 Privacy Concerns

5. Other Changes
to the Electoral Process

5.1 Nomination
5.2 Ballots
5.3 Recounts
5.4 Polls
5.5 By-Elections
5.6 Adoption of New Technology
5.7 Candidate Advertising
5.8 Controverted Elections Act
5.9 Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

6. Conclusions

7. Summary




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