Vive Le Canada

No Results Blackout on Election Night
Date: Friday, June 11 2004
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Does this mean that B.C. will have the voting advantage on June 28,2004 to influence the outcome of the election??




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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