Voter Contact Registry is now accepting for the 2019 federal election
Sep. 13, 2019
Global Korean Post
On Wednesday, September 11, each party officially kick-started its campaign for the 2019 federal election which is set on October 21, 2019.
The CRTC on Sep. 12, announced that the Voter Contact Registry is now accepting registrations for the 2019 federal election.
The CRTC will accept registrations up until 48 hours after the federal election of October 21, 2019.
As part of the legal requirements for the Voter Contact Registry, anyone (including candidates and political parties, corporations, trade associations and other persons or groups) using the services of a calling service provider to call voters during the election must register with the CRTC within 48 hours of making the first call.
The calling service provider is also obligated to register with the CRTC during all federal election campaigns.
In addition, anyone using their own internal services to make calls to voters using an automatic dialing and announcing device (“ADAD” and often referred to as robocalls) will have to register with the CRTC within 48 hours of making the first call.
Third party corporations or groups using internal services, both live and or ADAD, also must register with the CRTC within 48 hours of making the first call.
Registrations to the Voter Contact Registry must be submitted to the CRTC.
The CRTC is responsible for establishing and maintaining a Voter Contact Registry during federal elections and by-elections.
The CRTC can impose administrative monetary penalties for each violation of up to $1,500 for individuals and up to $15,000 for corporations.