165. The returning officer shall accept the filing of the nomination paper, without delay, if it is complete and if all the required documents are attached to it. The returning officer may not reject a nomination paper on the ground that it does not contain all the information required to grant an authorization to the independent candidate.
The returning officer shall then give a receipt, which is proof of the nomination.
1987, c. 57, s. 165; 2009, c. 11, s. 18.