Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Setting aside of outer envelope
277 (1) The deputy returning officer shall set aside an outer envelope unopened when he or she ascertains on its examination that
(a) the information concerning the elector, as described on the outer envelope, does not correspond with the information on the application for registration and special ballot;
(b) the outer envelope, other than an outer envelope in respect of an elector who has taken a vote under section 243 or 243.1, does not bear the signature of an elector;
(c) more than one ballot has been issued to an elector; or
(d) the outer envelope was received after the prescribed deadline.
Marginal note:Registering objections
(2) When the outer envelopes are verified, the poll clerk shall register any objection to an elector’s right to vote in the electoral district in the prescribed form.
Marginal note:Noting of reasons for setting aside
(3) When an outer envelope is set aside unopened as described in subsection (1), the deputy returning officer shall note on it the reasons for the rejection. The deputy returning officer and the poll clerk shall initial the envelope.
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