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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 281 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Prohibitions — inside or outside Canada

 No person shall, inside or outside Canada,

  • (a) wilfully disclose information as to how a ballot or special ballot has been marked by an elector;

  • (b) wilfully interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, an elector when marking a ballot or special ballot, or otherwise attempt to obtain any information as to the candidate for whom any elector is about to vote or has voted;

  • (c) knowingly make a false statement in an application for registration and special ballot;

  • (d) knowingly apply for a ballot or special ballot to which that person is not entitled;

  • (e) knowingly make a false statement in a declaration signed by him or her before a deputy returning officer;

  • (f) knowingly make a false declaration in the statement of ordinary residence completed by him or her;

  • (g) wilfully prevent or endeavour to prevent an elector from voting at an election; or

  • (h) wilfully at the counting of the votes, attempt to obtain information or communicate information obtained at the counting as to the candidate for whom a vote is given in a particular ballot or special ballot.

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