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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 213 from 2019-06-13 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Provision of special ballot, etc.

  •  (1) A unit election officer shall, once the elector has signed the declaration referred to in section 212, give the elector a special ballot, an inner envelope, the declaration — if it is not on the outer envelope — and the outer envelope.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (1.1) An elector who has received a special ballot under subsection (1) may vote only under this Division.

  • 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 it and, in the presence of the unit election officer,

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

    • (b) placing the inner envelope and the declaration — if it is not on the outer 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 the special ballot is incapable of being used, the elector shall return it to the unit election officer, who shall mark it as a spoiled ballot and give the elector another special ballot.

  • Marginal note:Limit

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

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 213
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 144

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