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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 243.1 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-01-18:

Marginal note:Registration, voting at home

  •  (1) On application of an elector who is unable to read, or who is unable to vote in the manner described in this Division because of a physical disability, and who is unable to personally go to the office of the returning officer because of a physical disability, the designated election officer shall go to the elector’s dwelling place and, in the presence of a witness who is chosen by the elector, assist the elector by

    • (a) completing the declaration on the outer envelope and writing the elector’s name where the elector’s signature is to be written; and

    • (b) marking the ballot as directed by the elector in the elector’s presence.

  • Marginal note:Note on outer envelope

    (2) The election officer and the witness who assist an elector under subsection (1) shall indicate, by signing the note on the outer envelope, that the elector was assisted.

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