403. The chief electoral officer may, upon the written application of the leader, withdraw the authorization of a party. He may, upon the written application of an independent candidate, withdraw the candidate’s authorization.
The application must be accompanied with a closing financial report for the period running from the date of authorization or, as the case may be, from the end of the period covered by the preceding financial report to the date of the application. In addition, the application must be accompanied with the financial report for the preceding fiscal year where it has not been filed with the treasurer, and the auditor’s report pertaining to it. In the case of a party, the application must also be accompanied with a copy of the resolution to that effect passed in conformity with the by-laws of the party and certified by two or more officers of the party.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the chief electoral officer shall not withdraw the authorization of an independent candidate who has not paid all the debts arising from his election expenses.
1987, c. 57, s. 403; 1999, c. 25, s. 45.