Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Rejection of ballots
284 (1) In examining the ballots, the deputy returning officer shall reject one
(a) that has not been supplied by him or her;
(b) that has not been marked in a circle at the right of the candidates’ names;
(c) that is void by virtue of section 76;
(d) that has been marked in more than one circle at the right of the candidates’ names; or
(e) on which there is any writing or mark by which the elector could be identified.
(2) No ballot shall be rejected by reason only that the deputy returning officer placed on it any writing, number or mark, or failed to remove the counterfoil.
Marginal note:Counterfoils remaining attached
(3) When a ballot is found with the counterfoil attached, the deputy returning officer shall, while concealing the number on it from all persons present and without examining it, remove and destroy the counterfoil.
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