Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction
484 (1) Every former election officer who contravenes paragraph 43(c) (failure to return election documents and election materials) is guilty of an offence.
Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction
(2) Every person is guilty of an offence who
(a) being a returning officer, wilfully contravenes subsection 24(3) (failure to take promptly any necessary election proceedings);
(a.1) being an election officer, knowingly contravenes section 39 (failure to exercise or perform the powers or duties assigned by a returning officer in accordance with the Chief Electoral Officer’s instructions); or
(b) contravenes subsection 43.1(1) (refusal to give access to building or gated community).
Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure
(3) Every person is guilty of an offence who
(a) contravenes subsection 22(6) (acting as election officer knowing requirements not met);
(b) knowingly contravenes subsection 23(2) (communication of information or use of personal information for unauthorized purpose);
(b.1) being a field liaison officer, contravenes subsection 23.2(8) (engaging in politically partisan conduct);
(c) being a returning officer, contravenes subsection 24(6) (engaging in politically partisan conduct);
(d) being a returning officer or assistant returning officer, wilfully contravenes section 31 (acting in another capacity);
(e) contravenes paragraph 43(a) (obstruction of election officer) or knowingly contravenes paragraph 43(b) (impersonation of election officer); or
(f) being a former election officer, wilfully contravenes paragraph 43(c) (failure to return election documents and election materials).
- 2000, c. 9, s. 484
- 2007, c. 21, s. 36
- 2014, c. 12, s. 90
- 2018, c. 31, s. 325
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