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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 120 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Establishment of polling stations

  •  (1) Each returning officer shall, for polling day, establish one polling station for each polling division.

  • Marginal note:Multiple polling stations

    (2) No later than 3 days before a polling day, a returning officer may, with the prior approval of the Chief Electoral Officer, establish several polling stations for a polling division if, because of the number of electors on the list of electors for the polling division, the returning officer believes it necessary for the conduct of the vote, and each of those polling stations is to be designated by the number of the polling division to which is added the letter A, B, C and so on.

  • Marginal note:Division of list of electors

    (3) The returning officer shall divide the official list of electors for a polling division into as many separate lists as are required for the taking of the votes at each polling station.

  • Marginal note:Certificate of returning officer

    (4) To each portion of the official list of electors that is divided, the returning officer shall, before sending the portion to the deputy returning officer for the polling station, append a certificate signed by the returning officer in the prescribed form attesting to its correctness.

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