55.1. In order for a person designated pursuant to section 55 to be able to exercise the right to be entered on the list of electors or any other right related thereto, the municipality must have received the power of attorney.
In order for a person entitled to be entered on the list of electors as the sole owner of an immovable or as sole occupant of a business establishment to be able to exercise that right, the municipality must have received a writing signed by the person and applying for such an entry.
The application for entry or the power of attorney takes effect upon receipt by the municipality and remains valid until it is withdrawn or replaced.
An application for entry made or a power of attorney given for the purposes of the list of electors to be used in a poll must be transmitted to the returning officer not later than 35 days before polling day.
An application for entry or a power of attorney transmitted after the time prescribed in the fourth paragraph but before the end of the work of the board of revisors on the last day fixed for making applications under section 132 shall be considered an application to amend the list of electors unless the returning officer has taken it into account before the deposit of the list. The returning officer shall transmit the application for entry or the power of attorney, as the case may be, to the competent board of revisors.
1999, c. 25, s. 5; 2000, c. 19, s. 20.