Canada Elections Act

Version of section 145 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-07-25:


Marginal note:Refusal of elector

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), a person who refuses to show satisfactory proof of identity, to take an oath required by this Act or to reply to a question regarding their entitlement to vote at a particular polling station shall not receive a ballot, be admitted to vote or be again admitted to the polling station.

  • Marginal note:When elector refuses to take improper oath

    (2) If an elector refuses to take an oath because he or she is not required to do so under this Act, the elector may appeal to the returning officer. If, after consultation with the deputy returning officer or the poll clerk of the polling station, the returning officer decides that the elector is not required to take the oath, and if the elector is entitled to vote in the polling division, the returning officer shall direct that the elector be again admitted to the polling station and be allowed to vote.

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