336. Where a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor 12 months or less before the day fixed for the next regular election in which the office is to be open for nominations and the council has not ordered a by-election to fill it, the councillors shall elect one of their number to the office within 30 days after notice of the vacancy.
The election shall be held by secret ballot at a sitting of the council.
The clerk or secretary-treasurer shall determine the nomination and voting procedure. He shall declare the person who obtains the greatest number of votes elected.
If there is an equality of votes, the person presiding at the sitting shall cast a vote in favour of one of the persons who have received an equal number of votes.
The person elected shall, within the following 30 days, make the oath to perform his duties as mayor according to law.