Canada Elections Act
Marginal note:Assistance by friend or related person
155 (1) If an elector requires assistance to vote, a friend, the spouse, the common-law partner or a relative of the elector or a relative of the elector’s spouse or common-law partner may accompany the elector into the voting compartment and assist the elector to mark his or her ballot.
(2) No person shall as a friend assist more than one elector for the purpose of marking a ballot.
(3) A person described in subsection (1) who wishes to assist an elector in marking a ballot shall first take an oath, in the prescribed form, that he or she
(a) will mark the ballot paper in the manner directed by the elector;
(b) will not disclose the name of the candidate for whom the elector voted;
(c) will not try to influence the elector in choosing a candidate; and
(d) has not, during the current election, assisted another person, as a friend, to mark a ballot.
Marginal note:Prohibition — failure to maintain secrecy
(4) No person who assists an elector under this section shall, directly or indirectly, disclose the candidate for whom the elector voted.
- 2000, c. 9, s. 155, c. 12, s. 40
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