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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 243.1 from 2019-06-13 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note: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 disability — and who is unable to personally go to the office of the returning officer because of a disability, an 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 referred to in paragraph 227(2)(c) 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 declaration

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

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 243.1
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 166

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