Important Principles of Voting

Local Authorities Election Act, Section 55, 56, 57

Voting is by secret ballot.

Except as permitted in the case of an incapacitated elector, no other person shall be in the voting compartment with the elector.

Except as permitted in the case of an incapacitated elector, no person shall be in a position where he/she is able to see how the elector marks the ballot.

It is an offence for an elector to show his ballot so another person can see how he/she voted, except as permitted in the case of an incapacitated elector.

No person shall be required to reveal how he/she has voted.

An elector may not vote for more than the number of persons to be elected to an office.

If applicable, an elector may vote once on each bylaw or question.

An elector may vote only once in an election.

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1. Who is Eligible to Vote?
2. Voter Identification
3. Rules of Residence
4. Advance Vote
5. Institutional Vote
6. Interpreter and/or Elector who is unable to vote in the usual manner
7. Important Principles of Voting