OTTAWA, May 15, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that the Voter Contact Registry is now accepting registrations for the June 18, 2018 federal by-election in the riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord, QC. The registry will be open until June 20, 2018, 48 hours following the federal by-election.
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 will have to register with the CRTC within 48 hours of making the first call. The calling service provider is also obliged 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 (often referred to as robocalls or ADADs) will have to register with the CRTC within 48 hours of making the first call.
Registrations to the Voter Contact Registry must be submitted to the CRTC.
"Created in 2014, the Voter Contact Registy was put in place to protect Canadians during federal and by-election campaigns from rogue or misleading calls.
Political parties and entities who make calls in Quebec must abide by the rules during the by-elections and follow the Voter Contact Registry requirements."
Ian Scott, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, CRTC
Ask a question or make a complaint
Stay ConnectedFollow us on Twitter @CRTCengLike us on Facebook www.facebook.com/crtceng
SOURCE Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
[ Back To Wholesale VoIP Homepage ]