Canada Elections Act
Version of section 278 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:
Marginal note:Counting of outer envelopes
278 (1) The deputy returning officer and the poll clerk shall count all valid outer envelopes.
Marginal note:Inner envelopes
(2) The deputy returning officer and the poll clerk shall open the outer envelopes and put all the inner envelopes in a ballot box provided by the returning officer.
Marginal note:Counting the votes
(3) After the close of the polling stations, the deputy returning officer shall open the ballot box and he or she together with the poll clerk shall open the inner envelopes and count the votes.
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