235. Upon the completion of the recount or re-addition, the judge shall certify the result of such recount or re-addition and deliver such certificate to the returning officer.
The latter shall then declare to be elected the candidate having the greatest number of votes.
In case of equality of votes, the returning officer shall give a special notice of one clear day to each of the candidates concerned; the returning officer, at the hour mentioned in the notice, shall proceed by a public drawing of lots and proclaim elected the person whom the drawing has favoured.
If all the ballot papers are rejected by the judge, the returning officer shall immediately fix another day for the nomination and hold a new election.
Such new election shall be conducted, in other respects, in the same manner as an election contemplated in section 149; but the revised list used at the election following which all ballot papers were rejected shall be used for such new election.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 264; 1968, c. 55, s. 90.