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

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Act current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2019-06-13. Previous Versions

PART 11Special Voting Rules (continued)

DIVISION 2Canadian Forces Electors (continued)

Voting (continued)

Marginal note:Information to be provided to elector

  •  (1) The unit election officer shall inform an elector that, in order for the special ballot to be counted, the outer envelope must be received by the special voting rules administrator in the National Capital Region no later than 6:00 p.m. on polling day. The unit election officer shall inform the elector of the service provided by the Canadian Forces to deliver the outer envelope.

  • Marginal note:Sending the outer envelope

    (2) If the elector does not use the delivery service provided by the Canadian Forces, it is the elector’s responsibility to ensure that the outer envelope is sent to the special voting rules administrator.

  • (3) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 145]

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 214
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 145

Marginal note:Voting by unit election officer

 A unit election officer who is qualified to vote may vote in accordance with this Division.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 215
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 146

Marginal note:Assistance by unit election officer

  •  (1) If an elector is unable to read or because of a disability is unable to vote in the manner described in this Division, the unit election officer shall assist him or her by

    • (a) completing the declaration referred to in section 212 and writing the elector’s name where the elector’s signature is to be written; and

    • (b) marking the special ballot as directed by the elector in the elector’s presence and in the presence of another elector selected by the elector as a witness.

  • Marginal note:Note and keeping vote secret

    (2) The unit election officer and an elector acting as a witness shall

    • (a) sign a note on the declaration indicating that the elector was assisted; and

    • (b) keep secret the name of the candidate for whom the elector voted.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 216
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 147

Marginal note:Hospitalized or convalescing elector

  •  (1) An elector who is a patient in a service hospital or convalescent institution during the voting times fixed for the polling stations in his or her unit is deemed to be a member of the unit under the command of the officer in charge of the hospital or institution.

  • Marginal note:Unit election officer for hospitalized electors

    (2) If no unit election officer has been designated for a service hospital or convalescent institution, the unit election officer for the unit to which the hospital or institution belongs is the unit election officer for electors who are patients in the hospital or institution.

  • Marginal note:Bed-ridden electors

    (3) A unit election officer for electors who are patients in a service hospital or convalescent institution may, if that officer considers it advisable and the officer in charge of the hospital or institution approves, go from room to room to administer and collect the votes of electors who are confined to bed.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 217
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 148

Marginal note:Duty, leave or furlough

 An elector who provides satisfactory evidence of his or her absence from his or her unit during the voting times fixed for the polling stations in that unit because of duty, leave or furlough may apply to a unit election officer of another unit, in accordance with section 211.2, to vote at that officer’s polling station.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 218
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 149

Marginal note:Delivery of documents to the commanding officer

  •  (1) The unit election officer shall deliver to the unit’s commanding officer,

    • (a) at the end of each voting day, if feasible, and no later than the end of the voting period, the outer envelopes containing the marked special ballots, the applications for registration and special ballot that were accepted by the unit election officer and the service number of each elector who received a special ballot; and

    • (b) at the end of the voting period, any spoiled outer envelopes, any spoiled special ballots and any other election documents and election materials in the unit election officer’s possession.

  • Marginal note:Delivery of outer envelopes, etc.

    (1.1) On receipt of the outer envelopes and applications for registration and special ballot referred to in paragraph (1)(a), the commanding officer shall deliver them to the special voting rules administrator.

  • Marginal note:Provision of information

    (1.2) On receipt of the service numbers referred to in paragraph (1)(a), the commanding officer shall inform the special voting rules administrator, through the liaison officer, of the identity of the electors who received a special ballot.

  • Marginal note:Delivery of election documents and election materials

    (2) On receipt of the election documents and election materials referred to in paragraph (1)(b), the commanding officer shall deliver them to the special voting rules administrator with all other election documents and election materials in the commanding officer’s possession.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 219
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 149

Marginal note:Informing the returning officer

  •  (1) On being informed under subsection 219(1.2) that an elector has received a special ballot, the special voting rules administrator shall inform the returning officer for the electoral district of the elector’s place of ordinary residence of this.

  • Marginal note:Name on list of electors

    (2) When the returning officer is informed under subsection (1) that an elector has received a special ballot, he or she shall

    • (a) if the elector’s name is not already included on a list of electors, enter the elector’s name on the list of electors for the appropriate polling division in that electoral district; and

    • (b) indicate on the list of electors that the elector has received a special ballot.

  • 2018, c. 31, s. 149

DIVISION 3Electors Resident Outside Canada

Marginal note:Definitions

 The definitions in this section apply in this Division.

elector

elector means an elector who resides outside Canada. (électeur)

register

register means the register referred to in section 222. (registre)

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 220
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 151

Marginal note:Inclusion in register of electors resident outside Canada

 An elector may vote under this Division if

  • (a) his or her application for registration and special ballot is received by the special voting rules administrator in the National Capital Region no later than 6:00 p.m. on the 6th day before polling day; and

  • (b) his or her name is entered on the register.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 221
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 152

Marginal note:Register of electors

 The Chief Electoral Officer shall maintain a register of electors in which is entered the surname, given names, gender, date of birth, civic address, mailing address and electoral district of each elector who has filed an application for registration and special ballot in order to vote under this Division and who, at any time before making the application, resided in Canada.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 222
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 103
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 152

Marginal note:Inclusion in register

  •  (1) An application for registration and special ballot may be made by an elector. It shall be in the prescribed form and shall include

    • (a) satisfactory proof of the elector’s identity;

    • (b) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 153]

    • (c) the elector’s date of birth;

    • (d) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 153]

    • (e) the address of the elector’s place of ordinary residence;

    • (f) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 153]

    • (g) the elector’s mailing address outside Canada; and

    • (h) any other information that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary to determine the elector’s entitlement to vote or the electoral district in which he or she may vote.

  • Marginal note:Optional information

    (2) In addition to the information specified in subsection (1), the Chief Electoral Officer may request that the elector provide other information that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary for implementing agreements made under section 55, but the elector is not required to provide that information.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 223, c. 12, s. 40
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 153
 
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