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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 172 from 2019-06-13 to 2024-02-20:


Marginal note:Notice of advance poll

  •  (1) Each returning officer shall, not later than Saturday, the 16th day before polling day,

    • (a) give a notice, in the prescribed form, in the electoral district of the advance poll, that sets out the following information:

      • (i) the numbers of the polling divisions in every advance polling district established by the returning officer,

      • (ii) the location of each advance polling station,

      • (iii) the place where, for each advance polling station, an election officer who is assigned to the advance polling station shall count the number of votes cast at the advance polling station, and

      • (iv) that the counting of the votes cast shall begin on polling day as soon after the close of the polling stations as possible or, with the Chief Electoral Officer’s prior approval, one hour before the close of the polling stations;

    • (b) send two copies of the notice to each candidate and to the Chief Electoral Officer; and

    • (c) make available to each candidate in the electoral district a map of the electoral district indicating the boundaries of each advance polling district and the location of each advance polling station.

  • Marginal note:Maps made available to registered parties

    (2) The Chief Electoral Officer shall, not later than Saturday, the 16th day before polling day, make available to each registered party maps of each electoral district — in electronic form or in formats that include electronic form — indicating the boundaries of each advance polling district within the electoral district and the location of each advance polling station.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 172
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 120

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