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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 157 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Elector who is confined to bed

  •  (1) At a polling station that has been established in a home for the aged or in a chronic care facility, when the deputy returning officer considers it necessary, the deputy returning officer and the poll clerk shall

    • (a) suspend temporarily the voting in the polling station; and

    • (b) with the approval of the person in charge of the institution, carry the ballot box, ballots and other necessary election documents from room to room in the institution to take the votes of electors who are confined to bed and ordinarily resident in the polling division in which the institution is situated.

  • Marginal note:Procedure for taking the votes

    (2) When the vote of an elector who is confined to bed is taken, the deputy returning officer shall give the elector the assistance necessary to enable the elector to vote, and not more than one representative of each candidate may be present.

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