312. The recommendations must be received by the returning officer not later than the fourteenth day before polling day.
The returning officer may, on reasonable grounds, refuse a recommendation. In such a case, he shall request a new recommendation.
Where no recommendation has been received, or where the person recommended is not qualified to hold the office, the returning officer shall make the appointment without any other formality.
1989, c. 1, s. 312; 1995, c. 23, s. 29.