Special Voting Rules as Adapted for the Purposes of a By-election
Prohibitions – inside or outside Canada
281.No person shall, inside or outside Canada,
- (a) wilfully disclose information as to how a ballot or special ballot has been marked by an elector;
- (b) wilfully interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, an elector when marking a ballot or special ballot, or otherwise attempt to obtain any information as to the candidate for whom any elector is about to vote or has voted;
- (c) knowingly make a false statement in an application for registration and special ballot;
- (d) knowingly apply for a ballot or special ballot to which that person is not entitled;
- (e) knowingly make a false statement in a declaration signed by him or her before a deputy returning officer;
- (f) knowingly make a false declaration in the statement of ordinary residence completed by him or her;
- (g) wilfully prevent or endeavour to prevent an elector from voting at an election; or
- (h) wilfully at the counting of the votes, attempt to obtain information or communicate information obtained at the counting as to the candidate for whom a vote is given in a particular ballot or special ballot.
Prohibitions – outside Canada
282.No person shall, outside Canada,
- (a) by intimidation or duress, compel a person to vote or refrain from voting or vote or refrain from voting for a particular candidate at an election under these Rules; or
- (b) by any pretence or contrivance, including by representing that the ballot or the manner of voting at an election is not secret, induce a person to vote or refrain from voting or vote or refrain from voting for a particular candidate at an election under these Rules.