Canada Elections Act

Version of section 169 from 2014-06-19 to 2014-12-18:


Marginal note:Registration at advance polling station

  •  (1) Every elector whose name is not on the revised list of electors may register in person before the deputy returning officer in the advance polling station where the elector is entitled to vote.

  • Marginal note:Conditions

    (2) An elector shall not be registered unless he or she

    • (a) provides as proof of his or her identity and residence the piece or pieces of identification referred to in paragraph 143(2)(a) or (b), respectively, which piece or one of which pieces must contain an address that proves his or her residence; or

    • (b) proves his or her identity and residence by taking the prescribed oath, and is accompanied by an elector whose name appears on the list of electors for the same polling division and who

      • (i) provides the piece or pieces of identification referred to in paragraph 143(2)(a) or (b), respectively, which piece or one of which pieces must contain either an address that proves his or her residence or an address that is consistent with information related to him or her that appears on the list of electors, and

      • (ii) vouches for him or her on oath in the prescribed form, which form must include a statement as to the residence of both electors.

  • Marginal note:Registration certificate

    (3) If the elector satisfies the requirements of subsection (2), the deputy returning officer shall complete a registration certificate in the prescribed form authorizing the elector to vote and the elector shall sign it. The registration certificate shall include a statement by the elector that he or she is qualified as an elector under section 3.

  • Marginal note:Entry

    (4) The poll clerk shall indicate on the prescribed form the names of the electors who are permitted to vote under this section.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — registration at advance polling station

    (4.1) It is prohibited for any person to

    • (a) knowingly apply to be registered at an advance polling station in a name that is not their own;

    • (b) knowingly apply, except as authorized by this Act, to be registered at an advance polling station to vote in an advance polling district in which they are not ordinarily resident;

    • (c) apply to be registered at an advance polling station to vote in an electoral district knowing that they are not qualified as an elector or entitled to vote in the electoral district; or

    • (d) compel, induce or attempt to compel or induce any other person to make a false or misleading statement relating to that other person’s qualification as an elector for the purposes of the registration of that other person at an advance polling station.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — vouching for more than one elector

    (5) No elector shall vouch for more than one elector at an election.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — vouchee acting as voucher

    (6) An elector who has been vouched for at an election may not vouch for another elector at that election.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 169;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 30, c. 37, s. 3;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 54.
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