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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 216 from 2019-06-13 to 2022-09-22:

Marginal note:Assistance by unit election officer

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

    • (a) completing the declaration referred to in section 212 and writing the elector’s name where the elector’s signature is to be written; and

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

  • Marginal note:Note and keeping vote secret

    (2) The unit election officer and an elector acting as a witness shall

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

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

  • 2000, c. 9, s. 216
  • 2018, c. 31, s. 147
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