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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 227 from 2019-05-11 to 2023-09-19:

Marginal note:Special ballot

  •  (1) After approving an application for registration and special ballot and after the issue of the writs, the Chief Electoral Officer shall provide a special ballot to every elector whose name is entered in the register.

  • Marginal note:Voting by special ballot

    (2) An elector shall vote by special ballot by

    • (a) writing the name of the candidate of his or her choice on the ballot;

    • (b) placing the ballot in an inner envelope and sealing it;

    • (c) signing the declaration prescribed by the Chief Electoral Officer; and

    • (d) placing the inner envelope and the declaration — if it is not on the outer envelope — in the outer envelope and sealing it.

  • Marginal note:Writing candidate’s name

    (3) The candidate shall be indicated on a special ballot by writing the candidate’s given name or initials and surname. If two or more candidates have the same name, their political affiliation shall be indicated.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 227
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 155
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