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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 174 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-07-25:

Marginal note:Duties of deputy returning officer

  •  (1) If an elector whose name is on the list of electors makes a request to vote at an advance polling station that is established for his or her polling division, the deputy returning officer shall permit the elector to vote unless

    • (a) the deputy returning officer, the poll clerk, a candidate or a representative of a candidate at the advance polling station asks that the person take the oath referred to in subsection 144(2) and the person refuses to do so; or

    • (b) the person refuses to sign the record of votes cast at an advance polling station referred to in subsection (2), as directed by the poll clerk under that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Record of votes cast

    (2) The poll clerk at the advance polling station shall, under the direction of the deputy returning officer, keep a record in duplicate, in the prescribed form, of the names of all persons who vote at the advance polling station, in the order in which they vote, and shall

    • (a) mark on the record the notations that the poll clerk is required by this Act to make opposite an elector’s name at a polling station on polling day; and

    • (b) direct the elector to sign the record opposite his or her name.

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