VOTING AT POLLING STATIONS
5.2 The electoral officer shall establish at least one polling station on the reserve.
- SOR/2000-392, s. 6.
6. The electoral officer or the deputy electoral officer shall provide a compartment at each polling place where the elector can mark his ballot paper free from observation.
7. The electoral officer or the deputy electoral officer shall, immediately before the opening of the poll, open the ballot box and call upon such persons who may be present to witness that it is empty and shall then lock and properly seal the box and place it in view for the reception of the ballots.
8. (1) Polling stations shall be kept open from 9:00 a.m., local time, until 8:00 p.m., local time, on the day of the referendum.
(2) An elector who is inside a polling station at the time that the polling station is to close is entitled to vote.
- SOR/2000-392, s. 7.
9. (1) Subject to subsection 4.2(5), where a person attends at a polling station for the purpose of voting, the electoral officer or deputy electoral officer shall, if the person’s name is set out in the voters list, provide the person with a ballot.
(2) The electoral officer or the deputy electoral officer shall place on the list of electors a mark opposite the name of every elector receiving a ballot paper.
(3) An elector to whom a mail-in ballot was mailed, delivered or provided under subsection 4.2(1) or (3) may obtain a ballot and vote in person at a polling station if
(a) the elector returns the mail-in ballot to the electoral officer or deputy electoral officer; or
(b) where the elector has lost the mail-in ballot, the elector provides the electoral officer or deputy electoral officer with a written affirmation that the elector has lost the mail-in ballot, signed by the elector in the presence of the electoral officer, deputy electoral officer, a justice of the peace, a notary public or a commissioner for oaths.
- SOR/2000-392, s. 8.
10. (1) The electoral officer or the deputy electoral office8 shall explain the mode of voting to an elector when requested to do so by such elector.
(2) On the application of an elector who is
(a) not able to read, or
(b) incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause,
the electoral officer or the deputy electoral officer shall assist that elector by marking his ballot paper in the manner directed by the elector and shall place such ballot paper in the ballot box.
(3) The electoral officer or the deputy electoral officer shall make an entry in the list of electors opposite the name of the elector that the ballot paper was marked by him at the request of the elector and the reasons therefor.
11. Except as provided in subsection 10(2), every elector receiving a ballot paper shall
(a) proceed immediately to the compartment provided for marking the ballot paper;
(b) mark the ballot by placing a cross, check mark or other mark, clearly indicating the elector’s response to the question stated on the ballot;
(c) fold the ballot in a manner that conceals the question and any marks, but exposes the initials on the back;
(d) forthwith deliver it to the electoral officer or the deputy electoral officer for deposit in the ballot box.
- SOR/2000-392, s. 9.
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