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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 213 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Provision of special ballot, etc.

  •  (1) A deputy returning officer shall, on completion of the documents referred to in section 212, give the elector a special ballot, an inner envelope and the outer envelope signed by the elector.

  • Marginal note:Voting on special ballot

    (2) The elector shall use the special ballot to vote by writing on it, in private, the name of the candidate of his or her choice, folding the special ballot and, in the presence of the deputy returning officer,

    • (a) placing the folded special ballot in the inner envelope and sealing the envelope; and

    • (b) placing the inner envelope in the outer envelope and sealing the outer envelope.

  • Marginal note:Writing candidate’s name

    (3) The candidate shall be indicated on a special ballot by writing the candidate’s given name or initials and surname. If two or more candidates have the same name, their political affiliations shall be indicated.

  • Marginal note:Spoiled special ballot

    (4) If an elector has inadvertently handled a special ballot in such a manner that it cannot be used, the elector shall return it to the deputy returning officer who shall mark it as spoiled and give an additional special ballot to the elector.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (5) An elector shall not be given more than one special ballot under subsection (4).

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