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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 237.1 from 2014-12-19 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Proof of identity and residence

  •  (1) If an elector goes to the office of a returning officer to receive his or her ballot or special ballot, then before receiving it the elector shall prove his or her identity and residence in accordance with section 143.

  • Marginal note:Presence of candidate or representative

    (2) A candidate or their representative may be present at the office when the elector

    • (a) receives the ballot;

    • (b) places the folded ballot in the inner envelope and seals it; and

    • (c) places the inner envelope in the outer envelope and seals it.

  • Marginal note:Examination of identification documents

    (3) The candidate or representative may examine but not handle any piece of identification provided by the elector.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — attesting to residence of more than one elector

    (3.1) No elector shall attest to the residence of more than one elector at an election.

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — attesting to residence (own residence attested to)

    (3.2) No elector whose own residence has been attested to at an election shall attest to another elector’s residence at that election.

  • Marginal note:Application of provisions

    (4) For the purposes of this section, the following provisions apply with any necessary modifications in respect of the location in the returning officer’s office where the elector receives his or her ballot or special ballot as though that location were a polling station:

    • (a) sections 135 to 137;

    • (b) sections 143 and 144;

    • (c) subsection 164(1);

    • (d) section 166; and

    • (e) paragraph 489(3)(c).

  • 2014, c. 12, s. 60

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