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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 258 from 2019-06-13 to 2024-05-01:

Marginal note:Voting by special ballot

  •  (1) The elector shall vote by writing on the special ballot the name of the candidate of his or her choice, folding it and, in the presence of the election officer,

    • (a) placing the 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

    (2) 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

    (3) If the special ballot is incapable of being used, the elector shall return it to the election officer, who shall mark it as a spoiled ballot and give the elector another special ballot.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (4) An elector shall not be given more than one special ballot under subsection (3).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 258
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 178

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