17. Where a writ instituting the holding of a referendum is issued after the expiry of three months from publication of the list of electoral divisions in the Gazette officielle du Québec and before an enumeration is made on the basis of the new electoral divisions, an enumeration shall be conducted during the referendum period.
The poll shall be held on the seventh Monday following the issue of the writ if it is issued on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday; if the writ is issued on any other day, the poll shall be held on the eighth Monday following its issue.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the writ is issued in the week preceding the annual enumeration provided for in the Election Act (chapter E-3.2), the annual enumeration shall be in lieu of the enumeration required during the referendum period and the poll shall be held on the sixth Monday following the issue of the writ.
If the Monday that should be polling day is a holiday, the poll shall be held the following day.
1978, c. 6, s. 17; 1981, c. 4, s. 7; 1984, c. 51, s. 532; 1987, c. 28, s. 25.