Marginal note:Central polling place
123. (1) A returning officer may, if he or she considers it advisable, place several polling stations together in a central polling place.
Marginal note:Number of polling stations
(2) A returning officer shall not group together more than 15 polling stations in a central polling place without the prior approval of the Chief Electoral Officer.
(3) On the establishment of a central polling place under subsection (1), all of the provisions of this Act apply as if each polling station at the central polling place were within the polling division to which it appertains.
Marginal note:Appointments at central polling place
124. (1) When a returning officer establishes a central polling place, the returning officer may appoint, with the prior approval of the Chief Electoral Officer,
(a) an information officer to provide information to the electors; and
(b) a person responsible for maintaining order.
Marginal note:Central poll supervisor
(2) When a returning officer establishes a central polling place that contains four or more polling stations, the returning officer may appoint a central poll supervisor to attend at the central polling place on polling day to supervise proceedings and keep the returning officer informed of any matter that adversely affects, or is likely to adversely affect, the proceedings.
Marginal note:Mobile polling station
125. (1) When a polling division consisting of two or more institutions is constituted under subsection 538(5), the returning officer may establish a mobile polling station to be located in each of those institutions successively.
Marginal note:Voting hours for mobile polling station
(2) The returning officer shall set the times during which a mobile polling station will be located in the institutions referred to in subsection (1).
(3) The returning officer shall give notice to the candidates of the itinerary of the mobile polling station in accordance with the instructions of the Chief Electoral Officer.
Marginal note:Provisions applicable to mobile polls
(4) Subject to the instructions of the Chief Electoral Officer, the provisions of this Act that relate to ordinary polls shall, in so far as they are applicable, apply to mobile polling stations.
Marginal note:Prohibitions re ballots, etc.
126. No person shall
(a) forge a ballot;
(b) without authority under this Act, print a ballot or what purports to be or is capable of being used as a ballot at an election;
(c) being authorized under this Act to print a ballot, knowingly print more ballot papers than the person is authorized to print;
(d) print a ballot or what purports to be or is capable of being used as a ballot at an election 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; or
(e) manufacture, import into Canada, have in possession, supply to an election officer, or use for the purpose of an election, or cause to be manufactured, imported into Canada, provided to an election officer, or used for the purposes of an election, a ballot box that contains a compartment into which a ballot may be secretly placed or a device by which a ballot may be secretly altered.
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