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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 490 from 2014-06-19 to 2019-06-12:


Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure

 Every person is guilty of an offence who

  • (a) contravenes any of paragraphs 169(4.1)(a) to (d) (forbidden acts re advance polling registration);

  • (a.1) being a deputy returning officer, knowingly contravenes subsection 174(1) (failure to permit person to vote);

  • (b) being a poll clerk, wilfully contravenes subsection 174(2) (failure to record vote); or

  • (c) being a deputy returning officer, contravenes section 175 (improper handling of ballot box and ballots at advance poll), being a returning officer, contravenes subsection 176(2) or (3) or, being a deputy returning officer, contravenes subsection 176(3) (failure to cross names off list of electors) with the intention of causing the reception of a vote that should not have been cast or the non-reception of a vote that should have been cast.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 490
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 94
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