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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 167 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Prohibitions re ballots, etc.

  •  (1) No person shall

    • (a) apply for a ballot in a name that is not his or her own;

    • (b) use a forged ballot;

    • (c) knowing that he or she is without authority under this Act to do so, provide a ballot to any person; or

    • (d) knowing that he or she is without authority under this Act to do so, have a ballot in his or her possession.

  • Marginal note:Other prohibitions

    (2) No person shall wilfully

    • (a) alter, deface or destroy a ballot or the initials of the deputy returning officer signed on a ballot;

    • (b) put or cause to be put into a ballot box a ballot or other paper otherwise than as provided by this Act;

    • (c) take a ballot out of the polling station; or

    • (d) destroy, take, open or otherwise interfere with a ballot box or book or packet of ballots.

  • Marginal note:Prohibitions — deputy returning officers

    (3) No deputy returning officer shall

    • (a) with the intent of causing the reception of a vote that should not have been cast or the non-reception of a vote that should have been cast, put his or her initials on the back of any paper purporting to be or capable of being used as a ballot at an election; or

    • (b) place on any ballot any writing, number or mark, with intent that the elector to whom the ballot is to be, or has been, given may be identified.

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