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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 216 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Assistance

  •  (1) If an elector is, because of a physical disability, unable to vote in the manner described in this Division, the deputy returning officer shall assist him or her by

    • (a) completing the declaration on the outer envelope and writing the elector’s name where his or her signature is to be written; and

    • (b) marking the special ballot as directed by the elector in his or her presence and in the presence of another elector selected by the elector as a witness.

  • Marginal note:Note and keeping vote secret

    (2) The deputy returning officer and an elector acting as a witness shall

    • (a) sign a note on the outer envelope indicating that the elector was assisted; and

    • (b) keep secret the name of the candidate for whom the elector voted.

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