Marginal note:Persons qualified as electors
3. Every person who is a Canadian citizen and is 18 years of age or older on polling day is qualified as an elector.
Marginal note:Disentitlement from voting
4. The following persons are not entitled to vote at an election:
(a) the Chief Electoral Officer;
(b) the Assistant Chief Electoral Officer; and
(c) every person who is imprisoned in a correctional institution serving a sentence of two years or more.
5. No person may
(a) vote or attempt to vote at an election knowing that they are not qualified as an elector or not entitled to vote under section 4; or
(b) induce another person to vote at an election knowing that the other person is not qualified as an elector or not entitled to vote under section 4.
Marginal note:Persons entitled to vote
6. Subject to this Act, every person who is qualified as an elector is entitled to have his or her name included in the list of electors for the polling division in which he or she is ordinarily resident and to vote at the polling station for that polling division.
Marginal note:Only one vote
7. No elector who has voted at an election may request a second ballot at that election.
Marginal note:Place of ordinary residence
8. (1) The place of ordinary residence of a person is the place that has always been, or that has been adopted as, his or her dwelling place, and to which the person intends to return when away from it.
Marginal note:One place of residence only
(2) A person can have only one place of ordinary residence and it cannot be lost until another is gained.
Marginal note:Temporary absence
(3) Temporary absence from a place of ordinary residence does not cause a loss or change of place of ordinary residence.
Marginal note:Place of employment
(4) If a person usually sleeps in one place and has their meals or is employed in another place, their place of ordinary residence is where they sleep.
Marginal note:Temporary residence
(5) Temporary residential quarters are considered to be a person’s place of ordinary residence only if the person has no other place that they consider to be their residence.
Marginal note:Temporary residential quarters
(6) A shelter, hostel or similar institution that provides food, lodging or other social services to a person who has no dwelling place is that person’s place of ordinary residence.
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