No Results Blackout On Election Night

Posted on Friday, June 11 at 11:03 by whelan costen
cbc news
Thursday, Jun 10, 2004
No results blackout on election night

A decision made Thursday night by Canada's chief electoral officer effectively wipes out any delay in broadcasting or transmitting election results during the federal election.

Canadians in every part of the country will, for the first time, be permitted to know how each time zone votes when its polls close. Previously broadcasters and internet sites were not permitted to report election results in a time zone, until the poll had closed.

"Section 329 prohibits any person from transmitting the result or purported result of the vote in an electoral district to the public in another electoral district before the close of all of the polling stations in that other electoral district," said Elections Canada in a news release.

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