188. The polling station shall be situated in a spacious place of convenient access to the public. It must also be accessible to handicapped persons. (The second sentence of this paragraph has effect for the purposes of any municipal election as of the 2017 municipal general election)
The polling stations of the same electoral district or of the same ward must be grouped at the same polling place in the district or ward wherever possible.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the returning officer may establish polling stations of the same district or ward in more than one polling place or establish some of them in a neighbouring district or ward, but all the polling stations for the same polling subdivision must be at the same polling place.
In addition, if unable to establish a polling station in a place accessible to handicapped persons, the returning officer shall inform the council of that fact at the first sitting after polling day by filing a document stating the reasons for the decision to establish it elsewhere than in such a place and showing that the returning officer had no other options. (This paragraph has effect for the purposes of any municipal election as of the 2017 municipal general election)
1987, c. 57, s. 188; 2016, c. 17, s. 4712.