98. The power of attorney shall be signed by the leader of the party or of the ticket, by the independent candidate or by the person designated by the leader or the candidate for that purpose in a writing transmitted to the returning officer.
The power of attorney shall be presented to the deputy returning officer.
The power of attorney of a representative is valid for the duration of the poll and of the counting of votes taking place at the polling station to which he is assigned. The power of attorney of a poll runner is valid for the whole duration of the poll.
For the purposes of this section, the meaning of the word “leader” , in the case of a party, is the meaning given to that word in section 364.