- Legislation allows for the use of vote counting machines, also known as tabulators. The machines are expected to speed up the counting process and require some changes to ballots and the voting process.
- Ballots can be printed on demand during advance, allowing non-resident voters to receive a ballot with their candidates’ names listed, reducing the need for write-in ballots
- Ballots will be counted by tabulators or vote counting machines in most polling places, speeding up the count.
- Candidates’ home addresses will no longer be published.
- At regular intervals during voting, candidates and registered parties will receive information as to who has voted
- Voters with a disability may use an assistive device to help them vote or use one provided by Elections Manitoba
Requires candidates to disclose offences to which they have pled guilty or of which they have been found guilty.
Bill 240 received royal assent and came into force June 3, 2019.
A recent amendment to The Election Financing Act reduces the reimbursement paid to candidates and parties from 50% to 25%. It also reduces the number of valid voters required to qualify for reimbursement from 10% to 5%. Details on reimbursement of election expenses can be found in Part 10 of the Act.
The amendment came into force June 3, 2019.