E-2.2 - Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities

Full text
7. Where a municipality having a population of under 20,000 is required to divide its territory into electoral districts, it may exempt itself from that requirement by a by-law of its council passed by a two-thirds majority of its members.
Subject to a requirement by operation of law or to the municipality voluntarily submitting itself again to the requirement of dividing its territory into electoral districts, the municipality is no longer required to so divide its territory for the purposes of any general election held from the second calendar year following the calendar year in which the by-law referred to in the first paragraph comes into force.
As soon as practicable after the coming into force of the by-law, the clerk or the secretary-treasurer shall transmit a certified copy thereof to the Commission de la représentation.
1987, c. 57, s. 7; 1997, c. 34, s. 2.
7. The Minister of Municipal Affairs may, upon an application, exempt a municipality having a population of under 20 000 from the requirement of dividing its territory into electoral districts, on the terms and conditions he determines, and he may withdraw the exemption in the same manner.
The exemption ceases to have effect where the municipality is again required to divide its territory into electoral districts because its population has reached 20 000 or because it has submitted itself to the requirement.
The Minister shall publish notice of the exemption, of its withdrawal or of the cessation of its effect in the Gazette officielle du Québec and transmit a copy thereof to the Commission de la représentation.
1987, c. 57, s. 7.