165. No nomination paper shall be valid nor be given effect to by the returning officer, unless it be made and delivered in conformity with the formalities prescribed by sections 159 to 164.
So soon as he has received the same, the returning officer shall examine it and declare whether he considers it valid or not, and shall enter thereon over his signature the word “admitted” or the word “rejected”.
The nomination paper may then be corrected or replaced by another nomination paper, so long as the delay has not expired.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 189.