272. From 8:30 p.m. on polling day, the deputy returning officer shall proceed with the counting of the votes assisted by the poll clerk, and in the presence of those representatives who wish to attend, at the place determined by the returning officer. Before proceeding with the counting of the votes, the deputy returning officer and the poll clerk shall make the oath provided for in Schedule II. The counting shall be effected in accordance with sections 362 to 369, adapted as required.
The deputy returning officer and poll clerk may be persons other than those appointed to act in the advance polling station; in that case, sections 312 and 313 do not apply.
1989, c. 1, s. 272; 2001, c. 2, s. 24.