Canada Elections Act

Version of section 103 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-01-18:


Marginal note:Objection by elector

  •  (1) No later than the 14th day before polling day, an elector whose name appears on a list of electors for an electoral district may make an objection before the returning officer respecting the inclusion of the name of another person on a list of electors for that electoral district.

  • Marginal note:Affidavit of objection

    (2) An elector who wishes to make an objection under subsection (1) shall complete an affidavit of objection in the prescribed form, alleging that the other person is not entitled to vote in that electoral district, and shall submit the affidavit to the returning officer.

  • Marginal note:Notice to be sent to person objected to

    (3) The returning officer shall, on the day on which he or she receives an affidavit of objection or on the following day, send to the person objected to, at his or her address given on the list of electors and also at any other address given on the affidavit, a notice in the prescribed form advising the person that he or she may give evidence to show that he or she is entitled to vote in the electoral district in question by

    • (a) appearing personally or by representative before the returning officer at a specified time no later than the 11th day before polling day; or

    • (b) sending the returning officer, before that time, any documentation that the person considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Notice to candidates

    (4) The returning officer shall, as soon as possible, send to each candidate in the electoral district a copy of the notice referred to in subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Presence of candidates’ representatives

    (5) If the person objected to decides to appear before the returning officer under paragraph (3)(a), the returning officer shall permit one representative of each candidate in the electoral district to be present, but no representative has the right to intervene, except with the permission of the returning officer.

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