Establishment of Advance Polling Stations
Marginal note:Establishment of advance polling districts
168. (1) Each returning officer shall, as directed by the Chief Electoral Officer, establish in his or her electoral district advance polling districts that consist of one or more polling divisions.
Marginal note:Description of districts
(2) The returning officer shall give the Chief Electoral Officer a description of each advance polling district that is established.
Marginal note:Establishment of advance polling station
(3) An advance polling station shall be established in each advance polling district.
Marginal note:Combining advance polling districts
(4) When a request is made to a returning officer not later than four days after the issue of the writ, the returning officer may, with the permission of the Chief Electoral Officer, combine two advance polling districts into one district.
Marginal note:Request to move an advance polling station
(5) When a request is made to a returning officer not later than four days after the issue of the writ to change the location of an advance polling station, the returning officer, with the prior approval of the Chief Electoral Officer, may do so.
Marginal note:Level access
(6) An advance polling station shall be in premises with level access.
(7) If a returning officer is unable to secure suitable premises with level access for use as an advance polling station, the returning officer may, with the prior approval of the Chief Electoral Officer, locate the advance polling station in premises without level access.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 168;
- 2007, c. 21, s. 29.
Marginal note:Registration at advance polling station
169. (1) Every elector whose name is not on the revised list of electors may register in person before the deputy returning officer in the advance polling station where the elector is entitled to vote.
(2) An elector shall not be registered unless he or she
(a) provides as proof of his or her identity and residence the piece or pieces of identification referred to in paragraph 143(2)(a) or (b), respectively, which piece or one of which pieces must contain an address that proves his or her residence; or
(b) proves his or her identity and residence by taking the prescribed oath, and is accompanied by an elector whose name appears on the list of electors for the same polling division and who
(i) provides the piece or pieces of identification referred to in paragraph 143(2)(a) or (b), respectively, which piece or one of which pieces must contain either an address that proves his or her residence or an address that is consistent with information related to him or her that appears on the list of electors, and
(ii) vouches for him or her on oath in the prescribed form, which form must include a statement as to the residence of both electors.
Marginal note:Registration certificate
(3) If the elector satisfies the requirements of subsection (2), the deputy returning officer shall complete a registration certificate in the prescribed form and the elector shall sign it.
(4) The poll clerk shall indicate on the prescribed form the names of the electors who are permitted to vote under this section.
Marginal note:Prohibition — vouching for more than one elector
(5) No elector shall vouch for more than one elector at an election.
Marginal note:Prohibition — vouchee acting as voucher
(6) An elector who has been vouched for at an election may not vouch for another elector at that election.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 169;
- 2007, c. 21, s. 30, c. 37, s. 3.
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