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who have attained the full age of twenty-one years, who have resided in the North-West Territories for at least the twelve months and in the electoral district for at least the three months respectively immediately preceding the time of voting

(2) Except as hereinafter provided, an elector may only vote at the polling place of the polling division in which he is a resident at the time of voting. No. Il of 1897, s. 39.

Electors to vote where resident

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VOTING.

himself to Vote

Procedure 40. When a person claiming to be entitled to vote presents whesenelector himself for the purpose of voting between the hours of nine

o'clock in the forenoon and tive in the afternoon of the polling
day, the deputy returning officer shall without unnecessary de-
lay cause him to be admitted to the outer room of the polling
place and shall further proceed as follows:
1. He shall ask from the person desirous of voting-

(a) His full name;
(6) His occupation;

(c) His place of residence; and shall
2. Cause the answers (which must be made in a voice audi-
ble to the scrutineers in the polling place, unless the person be
dumb) to be entered in their proper places in the poll book
which shall be kept in form J in schedule 2 to this Ordinance.

3. The name of each voter or person tendering a vote shall be numbered consecutively. No. 11 of 1897, s. 40, No. 4 of 1898, s. 6.

Voter may be required to subscribe to Statement No. 1

41. A scrutineer or person acting as such may order the deputy returning offi er to require any person tendering a vote to subscribe to statement No. 1 contained in form K of schedule 2 to this Ordinance after it has been read to him in an audible voice. No. 11 of 1897, s. 41.

Voter may be
required to
subscribe to
Statement
No. 2

42. A scrutineer or person acting as such may order the depnty returning officer to require any person tenderiny a vote to subscribe to statement Mo. 2 contained in form K of schedule 2 to this Ordinance after it has been read to him in an audible voice. No. 11 of 1997, s. 42.

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Record of statements made in poll book

43. If a person tendering a vote is required to sign a statement and does so, the poll clerk shall enter in the poll book after his name and residence the number of the statement made and the name of the person at whose request it was required to be made. No. 11 of 1897, s. 43.

Statements to be filed

44. All statements made under sections 41, 42, 50 and 52 shall be filed by the deputy returning officer. No. 11 of 1897.

8. 44.

Refusal to

45. If a person who desires to vote refuses or fails to sign

statement

a statement when required, to do so the poll clerk shall write subscribe after the entry of his name and place of residence in the poll book the words “Refused statement No. (giving the number of the statement refused by him) and the name of the person at whose request he was required to sign such statement; and the person so refusing or failing to sign such statement shall at once leave the polling place and not enter it again and shall not be allowed to vote at that polling place. No. 11 of 1897, s. 45.

marksman

46. If the person required to sign a statement is unable to statement of sign his name, he shall make his mark which shall be certified by the signature of the deputy returning officer. No. 11 of 1897, s. 40.

Oath

47. If the person desiring to vote is unable to understand Interpreter the English language the deputy returning officer shall enter a employed remark to that effect opposite his name in the poll book and may allow bim to retire from the polling place until a competent interpreter can be procured who shall (after taking the oath provided in forin L of schedule 2 to this Ordinance before the deputy returning officer) interpret the proceedings to each voter in whose case he is employed.

(2) When an interpreter is employed his name shall be Entry in entered in the poll book with the particulars of the case in poll book which he acted and any objections that may be made by any of the scrutineers or personis acting as such. No. 11 of 1897, S. 47.

48. If a person desirous of voting is not required to sign a Initialling of statement or after he has done so, the deputy returning officer ballet paper

by deputy or the poll clerk (if he is acting as deputy returning officer) returning shall(a) Write his own initials and make an impression with

the stamp provided for that purpose on the back of
one of the ballot papers provided according to this

Ordinance;
(6) Hand such ballot paper to the voter together with all Voter to

the pencils for marking the same provided for in receive ballot

section 34 of this Ordinance ;
(c) Inform the voter in an audible voice of the names of

pencils

the candidates and the colour which represents each

candidate ; and (d) Direct the voter to go into the inner room and mark Directions to

the front of the allot paper (or the face other than
that on which the initials of the deputy returning
officer and the mark of the stamp appear') in the form
of an X with the pencil the colour of which repre-
sents the candidate for whom he desires to vote and
fold it according to the crease which appears in it so
that the said initials shall be on the outside and the
mark made by the voter shall be on the inside, tirst
wetting the mucilage so that the ends so brought
together shall remain fastened.

voter

Marking ballot by voter

When ballot returned is not same as issued by deputy returning officer

Voter then to leave

Voter may be charged with

Votice to

(2, The voter shall then go into the inner room of the polling place and shall mark his ballot; and after complying with the directions of the deputy returning officer shall recurn to the outer room and hand his ballot together with the aforesaid pencils to the deputy returning officer, who shall (subject to the provisions of sections 49, 50 and 52) in plain view of the scrutineers drop the ballot into the ballot box.

(3) If any voter hands to the deputy returning officer any baliot marked on the outside with another mark than the said initials and stamp, the deputy returning officer shall immediately destroy the same and the said voter shall not be allowed to vote at that polling place.

(4) The voter shall leave the polling place as soon as his ballot has been placed in the ballot box and shall not euter it again unless in the discharge of some of the duties provided

for in this Ordinance. Entry in (5) The poll clerk shall write the word “Voted” in the poll poll book book after the name and place of residence of every person who

has voted as soon as his ballot has been deposited. No. 11 of
1897, s. 48 ; No. 4 of 1898, s. 7.
49. When a person voting has been required to sign a state-

. illegal voting ment and has signed it, the deputy returning officer before re

ceiving from him his marked ballot shall (if so requested by any person acting as scrutineer of any candidate) serve such per

son with a notice in the form M in schedule 2 hereto to appear answer charge

at a time and place to be named in the notice to answer to a charge of having voted contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance ; and shall give a copy of such notice to the person or persons so requiring such notice to be served.

(2) The said notice may be given on behalf of one or more candidates.

(3) The time appointed in such notice for such appearance shall not be less than two days after the polling day.

(4) After serving the notice provided in the preceding subballet in such sections, the deputy returning officer shall

(a) Receive the ballot of the person desiring to vote;
(6) Place it in an envelope :
(c) Securely seal the envelope :
(d) Write upon it the name and place of residence of the

person and his number as it appears in the poll book,
the name and number of the polling place and his

own name in full ; and shall then (e) Deposit it in the ballot box.

(5) The poll clerk shall enter in the poll book (in the next Entry in poll book line below the particulars hereinbefore provided regarding the

voter) a statement of -

(c) His having been served with such notice :
(b) The name of the person or persons at whose request
the notice was served ;

Time for
appearance
to answer
charge
Disposition of

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(c) The name of the candidate or candidates on whose

behalf he or they were acting; and
(d) The place, day and hour where the person is required

to appear. No. 11 of 1897, s. 49; No. 4 of 1898, s. 8.

election officers, how

50. Any deputy returning officer, poll clerk, candidate, Vote of agent or scrutineer who is resident in a polling division other than the one at which he is stationed on the pulling day shall taken be permitted to vote at the polling station where he is so stationed provided he produces a certificate of his authority to act in such capacity from the returning officer, deputy returning officer, candidate or agent of a candidate (as the case may be) having authority under this Ordinance to appoint him and after signing statement No. 3 prescribed in form K of schedule 2 to this Ordinance; and a note shall be made of the particulars in the poll book opposite the voter's name.

(2) On the demand of any scrutineer or person acting as Statement such any of the persons mentioned in this section applying to subscribed vote shall be required to subscribe to statement No. 2 of said if required form K before being allowed to vote.

(3) The provisions of section 49 shall apply to cases provided Election for in this section. No. 11 of 1897, s. 50.

illegal voting 51. In case of an application by a person claiming to be Vote of person entitled to vote who is incapacitated by blindness or other mark physical cause from marking his ballot paper, the deputy returning officer shall in the plain view of the candidates or their agents or scrutineers (if present) cause the vote of such person to be marked on a ballot paper for the candidate directed by such person and shall cause the ballot paper to be placed in the ballot box; and shall make a statement of the fact including the name of the candidate for whom the vote was cast opposite the voter's name on the poll book. No. 11 of 1897, s. 51; No. 4 of 1898, s. 9.

officer may be charged with

unable

tendering rote

52. If a person representing himself to be a particular Person elector whose name already appears in the poll book as having under name voted or as having refused to sign a statement applies to vote, already voted unless the deputy returning officer is aware that the person who already presented himself to vote in that name had a right to do so and that the person now presenting himself to vote in the same name has also the right to do so or if directed to do so by any candidate, agent or scrutineer he shall require him to sign statement No. 1 provided in form K of schedule 2 to this Ordinance anıl shall enter his name and residence in the poll book, and shall give him a ballot paper as provided in section 48 and shall before receiving from him his marked ballot paper serve him with a notice in form M of schedule 2 to this Ordinance; and the deputy returning officer shall also Procedure cause a similar notice to be served on the person who had previously voted or applied to vote in that name. (2) The provisions of subsections 3, 4 and 5 of section 49 Ballot and

No. 11 of

entry in poll shall apply to cases provided for in this section

1897, s. 52, No. 4 of 1898, s. 10.

cases

Ballot spoiled before used

53. A person claiming to be entitled to vote who has inadvertentiy dealt with his ballot paper in such a way that it cannot be conveniently used as a ballot paper on delivering to the deputy returning officer the ballot paper so inadvertently dealt with and proving the fact of the inadvertence to the satisfaction of the deputy returning officer shall be given another baliot paper in the place of the ballot paper so delivered up : and the deputy returning officer shall forth with destroy the spoiled ballot paper in the plain view of the candidates or their agents or scrutineers if present. No. 11 of 1897, s. 53.

Procedure

CLOSE OF THE POLL.

Time of close of poll

54. At the hour of five o'clock in the afternoon (standard time) the deputy returning officer shall declare the poll closed and shall not allow any more votes to be polled except the vote of the person who may be in some part of the act of voting at that hour.

(2) Immediately after the last ballot as above provided has been placed in the ballot box, the deputy returning officer shall fill up :ind securely seal the opening in the lid of the box through which the ballots were inserted. No. 11 of 1897, s. 54.

Scaling of ballot box

Entry of objections

55. Imediately after the closing of the poll, the deputy returning officer shall enter in a book a certificate that his entries in the poll book are correct and shall also enter any objections that the candidates or their agents or scrutineers may desire to have entered as to the conduct of the poll or as to its hour of closing. No. 11 of 1897, s. 55.

COLNT BY DEPUTY RETURNING OFFICER.

Opening of ballot box and paper's

Count

56. The deputy returning officer shall then (in the presence of the candidates or their agents or scrutineers or such of them ils may be present) open the ballot box and count the number of ballots contained therein; and shall note separately in the poll book the number of ballots that have been placed in envelopes and the unobjected ballots.

(2) After having made the entry in the poll book, he shall then proceed to open the unobjected ballots by breaking the inucilage; and shall count the number cast for each candidate according to the colour marked upon the face of each ballot paper; and shall enter the result of his count in the poll book.

(3) If froin any cause the intention of any voter has not been made apparent by the colour or nature of the mark or marks on the ballot paper or if the ballot paper is not marked with the initials of the deputy returning officer and the stamp required by section 45 such paper shall be considered a spoileil ballot paper; and all such spoiled ballot papers at each polling place shall be kept separately from the counted ballots and shall be placed in a securely sealed package.

Spoiled ballots

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