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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 259 from 2019-01-19 to 2023-05-17:

Marginal note:Assistance

  •  (1) If an elector is unable to read or because of a disability is unable to vote in the manner described in this Division, an election officer who is assigned to the polling station 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 special ballot as directed by the elector in his or her presence and in the presence of another election officer who is assigned to the polling station.

  • Marginal note:Note on outer envelope

    (2) The election officers shall sign a note on the outer envelope indicating that the elector was assisted.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 259
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 179
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