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

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-10-01. Previous Versions

Offences under Part 10 (Advance Polling)

Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

 Every person is guilty of an offence who

  • (a) contravenes any of paragraphs 169(4.1)(a) to (d) (forbidden acts re advance polling registration);

  • (a.1) being a deputy returning officer, knowingly contravenes subsection 174(1) (failure to permit person to vote);

  • (b) being a poll clerk, wilfully contravenes subsection 174(2) (failure to record vote); or

  • (c) being a deputy returning officer, contravenes section 175 (improper handling of ballot box and ballots at advance poll), being a returning officer, contravenes subsection 176(2) or (3) or, being a deputy returning officer, contravenes subsection 176(3) (failure to cross names off list of electors) with the intention of causing the reception of a vote that should not have been cast or the non-reception of a vote that should have been cast.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 490;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 94.

Offences under Part 11 (Special Voting Rules)

Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction
  •  (1) Every returning officer who contravenes section 275 (failure to take required measures re ballots and special ballots) is guilty of an offence.

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction

    (2) Every person who contravenes any of paragraphs 281(a) to (f) (prohibited acts re vote under special voting rules) is guilty of an offence.

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (3) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a deputy returning officer, contravenes any of section 212, subsections 213(1) and (4) and 214(1), section 257 and subsection 258(3) (failure to perform duties with respect to receipt of vote) with the intention of causing the reception of a vote that should not have been cast or the non-reception of a vote that should have been cast;

    • (b) being a special ballot officer, contravenes any of subsections 267(1) and (2), section 268 and subsections 269(1) and (2) (failure to perform duties re counting of the vote) with the intention of causing the reception of a vote that should not have been cast or the non-reception of a vote that should have been cast;

    • (c) being a deputy returning officer or poll clerk, contravenes subsection 276(1), being a deputy returning officer, contravenes subsection 277(1), being a poll clerk, contravenes subsection 277(2), being a deputy returning officer, contravenes subsection 277(3), being a deputy returning officer or poll clerk, contravenes subsection 278(1) or (3) or, being a deputy returning officer, contravenes section 279, (failure to perform duties re counting of the vote) with the intention of causing the reception of a vote that should not have been cast or the non-reception of a vote that should have been cast;

    • (d) contravenes paragraph 281(g) or (h) (prohibited acts re special voting rules); or

    • (e) contravenes paragraph 282(a) or (b) (intimidation or inducement re vote under special voting rules).