Canada Elections Act

Version of section 289 from 2014-12-19 to 2019-03-27:


Marginal note:Counting of votes on polling day

  •  (1) The deputy returning officer of an advance poll shall, at the close of the polling stations on polling day, attend with the poll clerk at the place mentioned in the notice of advance poll in subparagraph 172(a)(iii) to count the votes.

  • Marginal note:Application of rules for counting votes

    (2) Subsections 283(1) and (2), paragraphs 283(3)(e) and (f) and sections 284 to 288 apply with any necessary modifications to the counting of the votes of an advance poll except that

    • (a) for the application of paragraph 283(3)(e), the deputy returning officer shall open the ballot boxes and empty their contents onto a table; and

    • (b) for the application of subsection 288(4), the large envelope and the envelope that contains the copy of the statement of the vote shall be placed in the ballot box used on the last day of advance polling.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition

    (3) No person shall make a count of the votes cast at an advance poll before the close of the polling stations on polling day.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 289;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 63.
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