3. The minister shall appoint an officer in charge of the designation process not later than 45 days before the day on which the designations are to be made. If the designation officer is unable to act, the minister shall select a new officer.
Unless otherwise indicated, the word “officer” used herein refers to the officer in charge of the designation process, selected as stipulated in this section.
The minister may authorize the officer to appoint one or more deputy officers for assistance in the performance of his or her duties.
The officer and deputy officers may not run as candidates or countersign for a candidate and are not entitled to vote in any designation process pursuant to this Regulation.