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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 259 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-01-18:

Marginal note:Assistance

  •  (1) If an elector is unable to read or because of a physical disability is unable to vote under this Division, the deputy returning officer shall assist the elector by

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

    • (b) marking the special ballot as directed by the elector in his or her presence and in the presence of the poll clerk.

  • Marginal note:Note on outer envelope

    (2) The deputy returning officer and the poll clerk shall sign a note on the outer envelope indicating that the elector was assisted.

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