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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 144 from 2003-01-01 to 2007-07-25:

Marginal note:Proof of identity and residence

  •  (1) A deputy returning officer, poll clerk, candidate or candidate’s representative who has doubts concerning the identity or right to vote of a person intending to vote at a polling station may request that the person show satisfactory proof of identity and residence.

  • Marginal note:Oath of elector

    (2) A person may, instead of showing satisfactory proof of identity, take the prescribed oath.

  • Marginal note:Oath forbidden

    (3) Once an elector has been given a ballot, no person shall require the elector to show proof of identity or take an oath.

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