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Organisation : Elections Canada
Facility : Advance Polling
Country : Canada
Applicable For : Eligible Voters
Details : http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/E-2.01/page-21.html#h-69
Home page : http://www.elections.ca/home.aspx

Advance Polling :

Establishment of Advance Polling Stations
Establishment of advance polling districts
(1) Each returning officer shall, as directed by the Chief Electoral Officer, establish in his or her electoral district advance polling districts that consist of one or more polling divisions.

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Description of districts :
(2) The returning officer shall give the Chief Electoral Officer a description of each advance polling district that is established.

Establishment of advance polling station :
(3) An advance polling station shall be established in each advance polling district.

Combining advance polling districts :
(4) When a request is made to a returning officer not later than four days after the issue of the writ, the returning officer may, with the permission of the Chief Electoral Officer, combine two advance polling districts into one district.

Request to move an advance polling station :
(5) When a request is made to a returning officer not later than four days after the issue of the writ to change the location of an advance polling station, the returning officer, with the prior approval of the Chief Electoral Officer, may do so.

Level access :
(6) An advance polling station shall be in premises with level access.

Exception :
(7) If a returning officer is unable to secure suitable premises with level access for use as an advance polling station, the returning officer may, with the prior approval of the Chief Electoral Officer, locate the advance polling station in premises without level access.

Registration :
Registration at advance polling station :
(1) Every elector whose name is not on the revised list of electors may register in person before the deputy returning officer in the advance polling station where the elector is entitled to vote.

Conditions :
(2) An elector shall not be registered unless he or she
(a) provides as proof of his or her identity and residence the piece or pieces of identification referred to in paragraph 143(2)(a) or (b), respectively, the piece or one of those pieces containing an address that proves his or her residence; or

(b) proves his or her identity by providing two pieces of identification of a type authorized under subsection 143(2.1) that establish the elector’s name, proves his or her residence by taking an oath in writing in the prescribed form — the form including the statement that he or she has received the oral advice set out in subsection 169.1(1) — and is accompanied by another elector whose name appears on the list of electors for the same polling division who

(i) proves their own identity and residence by providing the piece or pieces of identification referred to in paragraph 143(2)(a) or (b), respectively, the piece or one of those pieces containing either an address that proves that other elector’s residence or an address that is consistent with information related to that other elector that appears on the list of electors, and

(ii) attests to the elector’s residence on oath in writing in the prescribed form, the form including the statements that

(A) they have received the oral advice set out in subsection 169.1(2),
(B) they know the elector personally,
(C) they know that the elector resides in the polling division,
(D) they have not attested to the residence of another elector at the election, and
(E) their own residence has not been attested to by another elector at the election.

Examination of identification documents :
(2.1) The representative of a candidate may examine but not handle any piece of identification provided by the elector.

Registration certificate :
(3) If the elector satisfies the requirements of subsection (2), the deputy returning officer shall complete a registration certificate in the prescribed form authorizing the elector to vote and the elector shall sign it. The registration certificate shall include a statement by the elector that he or she is qualified as an elector under section 3.

Entry :
(4) The poll clerk shall indicate on the prescribed form the names of the electors who are permitted to vote under this section

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