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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 284 from 2019-06-13 to 2020-10-05:


Marginal note:Rejection of ballots

  •  (1) In examining the ballots, the election officer who counts the votes shall reject one

    • (a) that has not been supplied by him or her;

    • (b) that has not been marked in a circle at the right of the candidates’ names;

    • (c) that is void by virtue of section 76;

    • (d) that has been marked in more than one circle at the right of the candidates’ names; or

    • (e) on which there is any writing or mark by which the elector could be identified.

  • Marginal note:Limitation

    (2) No ballot shall be rejected by reason only that an election officer placed on it any writing, number or mark, or failed to remove the counterfoil or to write the elector’s polling division number on the back of the ballot.

  • Marginal note:Counterfoils remaining attached

    (3) If a ballot is found with the counterfoil attached, the election officer who counts the votes shall, while concealing the number on it from all persons present and without examining it, remove and destroy the counterfoil.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 284
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 192
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