198. Where the withdrawal of a candidate occurs when there is no time to take account of the withdrawal on the ballot papers to be used, the returning officer shall cause the particulars relating to that candidate to be uniformly crossed off the ballot papers by means of a line in ink or any other indelible substance.
The deputy returning officer shall inform every elector to whom he gives such a ballot paper of the candidate’s withdrawal.
Any vote cast in favour of the candidate, before or after his withdrawal, is absolutely null.
1987, c. 57, s. 198; 1999, c. 40, s. 114.