339. The returning officer, within 30 days after the notice of vacancy or after the council orders a by-election to fill the vacancy, as the case may be, shall fix, as polling day, a Sunday in the four months following the notice or decision.
The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, at the request of the returning officer, may grant him an extension or allow him to change, even outside the four-month period provided for in the first paragraph, the Sunday fixed as polling day and, consequently, to give a new notice of election. In the second case, the Minister shall prescribe the adaptations to be made to the rules applicable to the by-election.
The returning officer shall notify the council as soon as practicable of the day fixed as polling day.
1987, c. 57, s. 339; 1999, c. 25, s. 30; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196; 2009, c. 26, s. 109.