81.1. An identity verification panel shall be established for every place where a polling station is located.
An identity verification panel is composed of three members, including a chairman, appointed by the returning officer. In the case of a municipality described in section 77, sections 77 to 79 apply with the necessary modifications to the appointment of the panel members other than the chairman.
If there are three or fewer polling stations in a place, the deputy returning officer and the poll clerk of the polling station may act as panel members.
The function of the panel members is to verify the identity of electors who have been unable to produce identification pursuant to the third paragraph of section 215. Decisions are made by a majority vote.
1999, c. 15, s. 32; 2005, c. 28, s. 69; 2009, c. 11, s. 9.