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

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2014-04-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Signing, numbering and recording transfer certificate

 The returning officer or assistant returning officer by whom a transfer certificate is issued shall

  • (a) fill in and sign the certificate and mention on it the date of its issue;

  • (b) consecutively number the certificate in the order of its issue;

  • (c) keep a record of the certificate in the order of its issue on the prescribed form;

  • (d) not issue the certificate in blank; and

  • (e) if possible, send a copy of the certificate to the deputy returning officer for the polling station on whose list of electors the name of the person to whom the certificate has been issued appears.

Polling Day Registration

Marginal note:Registration in person
  •  (1) An elector whose name is not on the list of electors may register in person on polling day if the elector

    • (a) provides as proof of his or her identity and residence the piece or pieces of identification referred to in paragraph 143(2)(a) or (b), respectively, which piece or one of which pieces must contain an address that proves his or her residence; or

    • (b) proves his or her identity and residence by taking the prescribed oath, and is accompanied by an elector whose name appears on the list of electors for the same polling division and who

      • (i) provides the piece or pieces of identification referred to in paragraph 143(2)(a) or (b), respectively, which piece or one of which pieces must contain either an address that proves his or her residence or an address that is consistent with information related to him or her that appears on the list of electors, and

      • (ii) vouches for him or her on oath in the prescribed form, which form must include a statement as to the residence of both electors.

  • Marginal note:Place of registration

    (2) Where subsection (1) applies, the registration may take place before

    • (a) a registration officer at a registration desk established under subsection 39(1); or

    • (b) a deputy returning officer at a polling station with respect to which the Chief Electoral Officer determines that the officer be authorized to receive registrations.

  • Marginal note:Representative of each candidate

    (3) In the case of a registration under paragraph (2)(a), the registration officer shall permit one representative of each candidate in the electoral district to be present.

  • Marginal note:Registration certificate

    (4) Where the elector satisfies the requirements of subsection (1), the registration officer or deputy returning officer, as the case may be, shall complete a registration certificate in the prescribed form authorizing the elector to vote and the elector shall sign it.

  • Marginal note:List deemed to be modified

    (5) When a registration certificate is given under subsection (4), the list of electors is deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to have been modified in accordance with the certificate.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — vouching for more than one elector

    (6) No elector shall vouch for more than one elector at an election.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — vouchee acting as voucher

    (7) An elector who has been vouched for at an election may not vouch for another elector at that election.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 161;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 26, c. 37, s. 2.