35.4. A poll must be held at the end of the public meeting called to decide on the establishment of the ward council. Only persons of full age who have resided in the territory of the city for at least 12 months from the date of the filing of the application and who are residing in the ward or the persons of full age who represent a commercial, industrial, institutional or community institution situated in the ward are entitled to vote.
The clerk is responsible for the holding of the poll and must determine, prima facie, whether the persons wishing to vote are qualified by means of the list of electors used in the most recent city polling, the property assessment roll, the roll of rental values or the permanent list of electors established under the Act to establish the permanent list of electors (chapter E-12.2).
If the clerk is unable to ascertain, prima facie, whether a person is qualified to vote, the person must attest his identity and qualification. A person having so attested is entitled to vote.
The clerk shall report the result of the poll to the council at the first meeting following the vote.