55. Co-owners or co-occupants who are electors on 1 September of the calendar year in which a regular election must be held shall designate, from among themselves, if necessary, by means of a power of attorney signed by a majority of them, a person not otherwise entitled under section 58 to be entered on the list of electors in a higher ranking capacity.
The power of attorney must be transmitted to the returning officer not later than 35 days before polling day. It takes effect upon receipt and remains valid until it is replaced.
A power of attorney transmitted after the time prescribed in the second paragraph but before the end of the work of the board of revisors on the last day fixed for making applications under section 132 shall be considered an application to amend the list of electors unless the returning officer has taken it into account before the deposit of the list. The returning officer shall transmit any power of attorney received by him to the competent board of revisors.
1987, c. 57, s. 55; 1997, c. 34, s. 15.