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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 239 from 2019-06-13 to 2020-12-28:


Marginal note:Receipt of special ballot — application made outside electoral district

  •  (1) In order to have their special ballot counted, an elector whose application for registration and special ballot was accepted by the special voting rules administrator or by a returning officer outside the elector’s electoral district shall ensure that the special ballot is received by the special voting rules administrator in the National Capital Region no later than 6:00 p.m. on polling day. The special ballot shall be transmitted by

    • (a) sending the sealed outer envelope to the special voting rules administrator by mail or any other means; or

    • (b) delivering it to a Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consular Office, to a Canadian Forces base outside Canada or to any other place that the Chief Electoral Officer designates.

  • Marginal note:Receipt of special ballot — application made in electoral district

    (2) In order to have their special ballot counted, an elector whose application for registration and special ballot was accepted by the returning officer in the elector’s electoral district shall ensure that the ballot is received at the office of that returning officer before the close of the polling stations on polling day.

  • Marginal note:Vote counted

    (3) Despite subsection (2), a special ballot referred to in that subsection that is received by the special voting rules administrator in the National Capital Region no later than 6:00 p.m. on polling day shall be counted.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 239
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 162
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