250. No person shall be allowed to inspect any ballot paper in the custody of the clerk of the municipality, except under the rule or order of the Provincial Court or a judge thereof.
Such rule or order may be granted by such court or judge, on being satisfied by evidence on oath that the inspection or production of such ballot papers is required for the purpose of instituting or maintaining a prosecution for an offence in relation to such ballot papers, or for the purpose of contesting the election.
Any such rule or order for the inspection or production of ballot papers may be made subject to such conditions as to persons, time, place and mode of inspection or production as the court or judge thinks expedient.
The clerk of the municipality shall be bound to obey such rule or order.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 279; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 17, s. 2.