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Canada Elections Act

Version of section 288 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-06-12:

Marginal note:Marked ballots

  •  (1) The deputy returning officer shall place the ballots for each candidate into separate envelopes, write on each envelope the name of the candidate and the number of votes he or she received, and seal it. The deputy returning officer and the poll clerk shall sign the seal on each envelope, and the witnesses may also sign them.

  • Marginal note:Rejected ballots

    (2) The deputy returning officer shall place into separate envelopes the rejected ballots, the registration certificates and the list of electors, and shall seal the envelopes.

  • Marginal note:Documents to be enclosed in a large envelope

    (3) The deputy returning officer shall seal in a large envelope supplied for the purpose

    • (a) the envelopes that contain the marked ballots for the candidates, any spoiled ballots, unused ballots or rejected ballots, and the official list of electors; and

    • (b) any other election documents, except for the envelopes that contain the statements of the vote and the registration certificates.

  • Marginal note:Documents to be placed in the ballot box

    (4) The large envelope described in subsection (3) and the envelope that contains the copy of the statement of the vote shall be placed in the ballot box.

  • Marginal note:Sealing ballot box

    (5) The ballot box shall be sealed by the deputy returning officer with the seals provided by the Chief Electoral Officer.

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