Summary of the Notice of Violation
|Name of individual, corporation or entity||Lorena Lynn Lafleur|
|Date of violation||October 21, 2019|
|Section of the Act||281.5|
|AMP total amount||$1,000|
Key facts of violation
In March 2021, Elections Canada referred a file to the Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections (OCCE) alleging that Lorena Lynn Lafleur voted via Special Voting Ballot on October 14, 2019, in the electoral district of Battlefords--Lloydminster, and also voted on October 21, 2019 (polling day), in the same electoral district.
The documentary evidence provided by Elections Canada to the OCCE investigator includes:
- An electronic confirmation that a Special Voting Rules application was requested in person and provided with the outer envelope No. 537137-434 on October 14, 2019, indicating the date that it was obtained by Lorena Lynn Lafleur. The signed envelope was received and processed by Elections Canada on October 14, 2019; and
- A copy of the Registration Certificate (RC), which shows that on October 21, 2019 (polling day), Lorena Lynn Lafleur signed a RC. In doing so, she declared, among other things, that she had not yet voted and had not requested a special ballot for this election. After signing the RC, she then proceeded to cast her vote.
An elector voting at an advance poll or at a polling station on polling day must prove their identity and residence to election officers, in the manner provided for at section 143 of the Canada Elections Act, by providing a piece of identification issued by a Canadian government (federal, provincial, territorial or local). The elector's name, her date of birth and her residential address were verified and confirmed to be the same for both votes.
There are therefore reasonable grounds to believe that Lorena Lynn Lafleur voted more than once during the 43rd federal general election, which is prohibited by subsection 281.5(1) of the Act.