Agents have the responsibility to ensure their agents are properly registered, and if they do not, agents should be aware of their rights and responsibilities.
Agents are required to comply with all of the federal and provincial laws that govern their duties, including the registration of voters and the protection of election materials.
The Federal and Provincial Elections Act and the Electoral Act do not provide agents with any special rights or responsibilities that do not apply to other citizens.
However, agents are required by the laws to comply as required by their respective governments, and the rules governing agents’ registration and voting obligations vary from province to province.
Agents must be aware that, although their agents may not have to register, they are responsible for ensuring their agents register properly and do not misrepresent themselves or provide false information about themselves.
In many provinces, agents must obtain and maintain a copy of their agent registration card and the agents registration document.
Agents should also ensure their agent registrations are current and complete.
Agents can register to participate in the upcoming federal election in 2019.
Agents who register and vote are also responsible for the following: reporting and returning all election material, including ballots, to the election authorities in their province, and providing any requested documentation to the local election authorities;