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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 151 from 2019-06-13 to 2022-06-01:


Marginal note:Manner of voting

  •  (1) An elector shall, after receiving a ballot,

    • (a) proceed directly to the voting compartment;

    • (b) mark the ballot with a cross or other mark in the circular space opposite the name of the candidate of his or her choice;

    • (c) fold the ballot as instructed by the election officer; and

    • (d) return the ballot to the election officer who provided it.

  • Marginal note:Return of ballot

    (2) The election officer shall, on receiving the ballot from the elector,

    • (a) without unfolding the ballot, verify that it is the same one that was handed to the elector by examining its serial number and the initials on it;

    • (b) remove and destroy the counterfoil in full view of the elector and all other persons present; and

    • (c) return the ballot to the elector to deposit in the ballot box or, at the elector’s request, deposit it in the ballot box.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 151
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 98
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