257.1. Where the candidate of an authorized party for the office of mayor is entitled to be declared elected both to that office and to the office of councillor of an electoral district, he shall be declared elected to the office of mayor and his co-candidate to that of councillor.
Where the candidate is entitled to be declared elected only to the office of councillor, he shall be declared elected in preference to his co-candidate.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a candidate for the office of mayor who has been declared elected to the office of councillor under the second paragraph may, if he has not made the oath prescribed in section 313, renounce holding the office of councillor by transmitting to the returning officer, within 30 days after the declaration, a writing to that effect signed by him. In such a case and in the case where the candidate dies during the time within which he is still entitled to renounce holding the office of councillor, the returning officer shall declare the co-candidate elected to that office; the latter declaration cancels the former declaration.
1990, c. 20, s. 13; 1994, c. 43, s. 2.