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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 277 from 2019-06-13 to 2020-12-28:


Marginal note:Setting aside of inner envelope

  •  (1) An election officer referred to in section 273 shall set aside an elector’s inner envelope unopened if

    • (a) the information concerning the elector, as set out in the elector’s declaration made under paragraph 227(2)(c), does not correspond with the information on the application for registration and special ballot;

    • (b) the declaration — other than one in respect of an elector who has voted with assistance under section 243 or 243.1 — does not bear the elector’s signature;

    • (c) the elector has voted more than once; or

    • (d) the outer envelope was received after the prescribed deadline.

  • Marginal note:Registering objections

    (2) When the declarations are verified, an election officer referred to in section 273 shall register any objection to an elector’s right to vote in the electoral district in the prescribed form.

  • Marginal note:Noting of reasons for setting aside

    (3) When an elector’s inner envelope is set aside unopened as described in subsection (1), the election officer who set it aside shall note on it the reasons for the setting aside. The election officer and another election officer referred to in section 273 shall both initial the envelope.

  • Marginal note:Envelopes and declarations kept together

    (4) When an elector’s inner envelope is set aside unopened as described in this section, it shall be kept with the outer envelope and — if it did not appear on the outer envelope — the declaration.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 277
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 187
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