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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 155 from 2019-06-13 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Assistance by friend or related person

  •  (1) If an elector requires assistance to vote, one of the following persons may accompany the elector into the voting compartment and assist the elector to mark his or her ballot:

    • (a) a friend of the elector;

    • (b) the elector’s spouse or common-law partner; or

    • (c) a relative of the elector or of the elector’s spouse or common-law partner.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 101]

  • Marginal note:Solemn declaration

    (3) A person described in subsection (1) who wishes to assist an elector in marking a ballot shall first make a solemn declaration, in the prescribed form, that he or she

    • (a) will mark the ballot paper in the manner directed by the elector;

    • (b) will not disclose the name of the candidate for whom the elector voted;

    • (c) will not try to influence the elector in choosing a candidate; and

    • (d) has not, during the current election, assisted another person, as a friend, to mark a ballot.

  • (4) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 101]

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 155, c. 12, s. 40
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 101

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