Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Strict liability offences — summary conviction
492 (1) Every returning officer who contravenes section 292 (failure to safeguard ballot box) is guilty of an offence.
Marginal note:Offences requiring intent — dual procedure
(2) Every person is guilty of an offence who
(a) being a deputy returning officer, contravenes any of sections 283 to 288 (failure to perform duties re counting of the vote) with the intention of causing the reception of a vote that should not have been cast or the non-reception of a vote that should have been cast; or
(b) knowingly contravenes subsection 289(3) (premature counting of votes cast at advance poll).
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