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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 26 from 2019-06-13 to 2022-09-22:

Marginal note:Assistant returning officer

  •  (1) Without delay after being appointed, a returning officer shall, with the Chief Electoral Officer’s prior approval of the individual proposed to be appointed, appoint an assistant returning officer, who shall hold office at pleasure.

  • Marginal note:Restriction on appointment

    (2) A returning officer shall not appoint his or her spouse, common-law partner, child, mother, father, brother, sister, the child of his or her spouse or common-law partner, or a person who lives with him or her as an assistant returning officer.

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 26, c. 12, s. 40
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 24
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