Canada Elections Act (S.C. 2000, c. 9)

Act current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-10-01. Previous Versions

Offences under Part 7 (Revision of List of Electors)

Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who contravenes

    • (a) paragraph 111(b) or (c) (applying improperly to be included on list of electors); or

    • (b) paragraph 111(f) (unauthorized use of personal information contained in list of electors).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person who contravenes paragraph 111(a), (d), (d.1) or (e) (forbidden acts re list of electors) is guilty of an offence.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 487;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 37.1;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 92.

Offences under Part 8 (Preparation for the Vote)

Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction
  •  (1) Every person who contravenes paragraph 126(b) (unauthorized printing of ballots) is guilty of an offence.

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a printer who is authorized to print ballots, wilfully contravenes subsection 116(5) (failure to return ballots or unused ballot paper); or

    • (b) contravenes paragraph 126(a) (forgery of ballot), 126(c) (knowingly printing extra ballot papers), 126(d) (printing of ballot with intent to influence vote) or 126(e) (manufacture, etc., of ballot box with secret compartment).

Offences under Part 9 (Voting)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction
  •  (1) Every person is guilty of an offence who contravenes

    • (a) being an employer, subsection 132(1) (failure to allow time to vote) or 133(1) (making deductions from employees’ wages for time given to vote);

    • (b) section 165 (prohibited use of loudspeaker); or

    • (c) paragraph 166(1)(b) (wearing of emblems, etc., in polling station).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) contravenes subsection 143(5) (vouching for more than one elector);

    • (a.1) contravenes subsection 143(6) (vouch-ee acting as voucher);

    • (a.2) contravenes subsection 155(2) (assisting as a friend more than one elector);

    • (a.3) contravenes subsection 161(6) (vouching for more than one elector);

    • (a.4) contravenes subsection 161(7) (vouch-ee acting as voucher);

    • (b) being an elector, contravenes subsection 164(2) (failure to maintain secrecy);

    • (c) contravenes paragraph 166(1)(a) (display of campaign literature in polling place);

    • (d) contravenes subsection 169(5) (vouching for more than one elector); or

    • (e) contravenes subsection 169(6) (vouchee acting as voucher).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (3) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being an employer, contravenes section 134 (preventing employee from using voting time);

    • (b) being a friend or relative of an elector, wilfully contravenes subsection 155(4) (disclosing for whom elector voted);

    • (b.1) contravenes any of paragraphs 161(5.1)(a) to (d) (forbidden acts re polling day registration);

    • (c) being a candidate, an election officer or a representative of a candidate, contravenes subsection 164(1) (failure to maintain secrecy);

    • (d) contravenes paragraph 166(1)(c) (influencing vote in polling station);

    • (e) contravenes any of paragraphs 167(1)(a) to (d) (prohibited acts re ballots) or 167(2)(a) to (d) (prohibited acts re ballots or ballot box with intent to influence vote);

    • (f) being a deputy returning officer, contravenes paragraph 167(3)(a) (initialling ballot with intent to influence vote); or

    • (g) being a deputy returning officer, contravenes paragraph 167(3)(b) (placing identifying mark on ballot).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 489;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 38;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 93.