132. The returning officer shall establish a main office in an easily accessible place in the electoral division, and, after being authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer, branch offices as needed. The addresses of these offices are communicated to the Chief Electoral Officer, to each party authority at the electoral division level and to the public.
These offices must be open every day, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They must be handicapped-accessible and laid out in accordance with the standards prescribed by the Chief Electoral Officer.
The main office must be in operation as soon as the order instituting the election is issued. The branch offices must be in operation at the time determined by the Chief Electoral Officer but not later than the 21st day before polling day.
1989, c. 1, s. 132; 1995, c. 23, s. 14; 2006, c. 17, s. 9; 2011, c. 5, s. 10.