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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 233 from 2019-06-13 to 2020-06-17:


Marginal note:Information required for application

  •  (1) The application for registration and special ballot shall be in the prescribed form and shall include the following information:

    • (a) the elector’s name and the address of his or her place of ordinary residence;

    • (b) the elector’s date of birth;

    • (c) satisfactory proof of the elector’s identity and residence;

    • (d) the elector’s mailing address; and

    • (e) any other information that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary to determine the elector’s entitlement to vote or the electoral district in which he or she may vote.

  • Marginal note:Electors in danger

    (1.1) An elector who would be under reasonable apprehension of bodily harm if he or she were to indicate the address of his or her place of ordinary residence or his or her mailing address for the purpose of paragraph (1)(a) or (d) may apply to the returning officer or special voting rules administrator to use another address for that purpose. The returning officer or special voting rules administrator, unless he or she considers that it would not be in the public interest to do so, shall grant the application and shall not reveal the addresses in respect of which the application is made except as required to send the special ballot to the elector. For greater certainty, the granting of the application does not change the elector’s place of ordinary residence for the purposes of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Optional information

    (2) In addition to the information specified in subsection (1), the Chief Electoral Officer may request that the elector provide other information that the Chief Electoral Officer considers necessary to implement agreements made under section 55, but the elector is not required to provide that information.

  • (3) [Repealed, 2018, c. 31, s. 158]

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 233
  • 2014, c. 12, s. 59
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 158
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