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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 119 from 2003-01-01 to 2014-12-18:

Marginal note:Materials to be supplied to deputy returning officers

  •  (1) Before voting begins, each returning officer shall provide each deputy returning officer in his or her electoral district with

    • (a) enough ballots for at least the number of electors on the official list of electors for the deputy returning officer’s polling station;

    • (b) a statement showing the number of ballots that are supplied, with their serial numbers;

    • (c) the necessary materials for electors to mark their ballots;

    • (d) an adequate number of templates, provided by the Chief Electoral Officer, to enable electors who are visually impaired to mark their ballots without assistance;

    • (e) a copy of the instructions of the Chief Electoral Officer referred to in section 113;

    • (f) the official list of electors for use at the polling station, enclosing it when possible in the ballot box with the ballots and other supplies;

    • (g) a ballot box;

    • (h) the text of the oaths to be administered to electors; and

    • (i) the necessary envelopes, forms and other supplies that may be authorized or provided by the Chief Electoral Officer.

  • Marginal note:Safekeeping of election materials

    (2) Until the opening of the poll, each deputy returning officer is responsible for all election materials in his or her possession and shall take every precaution for the safekeeping of those materials and to prevent any person from having unlawful access to them.

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