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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 38 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Replacement for deputy returning officer

  •  (1) When the office of deputy returning officer is vacant or if the deputy returning officer is unable or unwilling to act, and the returning officer has not appointed a replacement, the poll clerk shall act as deputy returning officer without taking another oath.

  • Marginal note:Another poll clerk appointed

    (2) When a poll clerk acts as deputy returning officer, the poll clerk shall, in the prescribed form, appoint a person to act as poll clerk.

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