Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Assistance by friend or related person
155 (1) If an elector requires assistance to vote, one of the following persons may accompany the elector into the voting compartment and assist the elector to mark his or her ballot:
(a) a friend of the elector;
(b) the elector’s spouse or common-law partner; or
(c) a relative of the elector or of the elector’s spouse or common-law partner.
(2) No person shall as a friend assist more than one elector for the purpose of marking a ballot.
(3) A person described in subsection (1) who wishes to assist an elector in marking a ballot shall first take an oath, in the prescribed form, that he or she
(a) will mark the ballot paper in the manner directed by the elector;
(b) will not disclose the name of the candidate for whom the elector voted;
(c) will not try to influence the elector in choosing a candidate; and
(d) has not, during the current election, assisted another person, as a friend, to mark a ballot.
Marginal note:Prohibition — failure to maintain secrecy
(4) No person who assists an elector under this section shall, directly or indirectly, disclose the candidate for whom the elector voted.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 155, c. 12, s. 40
- 2018, c. 31, s. 101(E)
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