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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 159 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-07-25:

Marginal note:Transfer certificate for elector with a disability

  •  (1) An elector who is in a wheelchair or who has a physical disability, and who is unable to vote without difficulty in his or her polling division because it does not have a polling station with level access, may apply for a transfer certificate to vote at another polling station with level access in the same electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Application requirements

    (2) The application referred to in subsection (1) shall be in the prescribed form, and shall be personally delivered to the returning officer or assistant returning officer for the elector’s electoral district before 10:00 p.m. of the Friday immediately before polling day by the elector, a friend, the spouse, the common-law partner or a relative of the elector or a relative of his or her spouse or common-law partner.

  • Marginal note:Issue of transfer certificate to disabled elector

    (3) The returning officer or assistant returning officer shall issue a transfer certificate in the prescribed form, and hand the certificate to the person who delivered the application to the officer, if the officer is satisfied that

    • (a) the elector’s name appears on a list of electors for the electoral district; and

    • (b) the polling station established for the polling division in which the elector resides does not have level access.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 159, c. 12, s. 40

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