Canada Elections Act

Version of section 484 from 2014-12-19 to 2019-01-18:


Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction

  •  (1) Every former election officer who contravenes paragraph 43(c) (failure to return election documents and election materials) is guilty of an offence.

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — summary conviction

    (2) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) being a returning officer, wilfully contravenes subsection 24(3) (failure to take promptly any necessary election proceedings); or

    • (b) contravenes subsection 43.1(1) (refusal to give access to building or gated community).

  • Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

    (3) Every person is guilty of an offence who

    • (a) contravenes subsection 22(6) (acting as election officer knowing requirements not met);

    • (b) knowingly contravenes subsection 23(2) (communication of information for unauthorized purpose);

    • (b.1) being a field liaison officer, contravenes subsection 23.2(8) (engaging in politically partisan conduct);

    • (c) being a returning officer, contravenes subsection 24(6) (engaging in politically partisan conduct);

    • (d) being a returning officer or assistant returning officer, wilfully contravenes section 31 (acting in another capacity);

    • (e) contravenes paragraph 43(a) (obstruction of election officer) or wilfully contravenes paragraph 43(b) (impersonation of revising agent); or

    • (f) being a former election officer, wilfully contravenes paragraph 43(c) (failure to return election documents and election materials).

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 484;
  • 2007, c. 21, s. 36;
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 90.
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