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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 243 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-01-18:

Marginal note:Assistance

  •  (1) When an elector personally goes to the office of the returning officer and is unable to read or because of a physical disability is unable to vote in the manner described in this Division, the designated election officer shall assist the elector by

    • (a) completing the declaration on the outer envelope and writing the elector’s name where his or her signature is to be written; and

    • (b) marking the ballot as directed by the elector in his or her presence.

  • Marginal note:Note on outer envelope

    (2) An election officer who assists an elector under subsection (1) shall indicate, by signing the note on the outer envelope, that the elector was assisted.

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