79. If, at the end of the period for filing nomination papers, the returning officer has accepted only one nomination paper for an office or if only one candidate for that office remains, he shall declare that candidate elected.
In other cases, a poll must be held to determine which candidate will be elected to such office.
Where, as a result of a withdrawal after the end of the period referred to in the first paragraph but before the close of the poll, there remains only one candidate for an office, the returning officer shall declare that candidate elected.
1989, c. 36, s. 79; 2002, c. 10, s. 33.