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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 227 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-05-10:

Marginal note:Sending of special ballot and envelopes

  •  (1) After approving an application for registration and special ballot and after the issue of the writs, the Chief Electoral Officer shall send a special ballot, an inner envelope and an outer envelope to every elector whose name is entered in the register, at the address referred to in paragraph 223(1)(g).

  • Marginal note:Voting by special ballot

    (2) An elector shall vote by special ballot by

    • (a) writing the name of the candidate of his or her choice on the ballot;

    • (b) placing the ballot in the inner envelope and sealing it;

    • (c) placing the inner envelope in the outer envelope; and

    • (d) signing the declaration on the outer envelope and sealing it.

  • 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 affiliation shall be indicated.

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