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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 121 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Level access

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a polling station shall be in premises with level access.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) If a returning officer is unable to secure suitable premises with level access for use as a polling station, the returning officer may, with the prior approval of the Chief Electoral Officer, locate the polling station in premises without level access.

  • Marginal note:Voting compartments

    (3) Each polling station shall contain one or two voting compartments arranged so that each elector is screened from observation and may, without interference or interruption, mark their ballot.

  • Marginal note:Table or desk

    (4) Each voting compartment shall be placed on a hard and smooth surface and shall have in it a suitable black lead pencil for the use of electors in marking their ballots.

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