168. If, at the end of the period for filing nomination papers, the returning officer has accepted only one nomination paper for an office or if only one candidate for that office remains, he shall declare that candidate elected.
In other cases, a poll must be held to determine which candidate will be elected to such office.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, where, as a result of a withdrawal after the end of the period contemplated in the first paragraph but before the end of the polling period, there remains only one candidate for an office, the returning officer shall declare that candidate elected.
The first and third paragraphs do not apply where election procedures must be recommenced pursuant to subdivision 2 of Division VII.