312.1. The returning officer shall establish an identity verification panel for every place where a polling station is located. With the authorization of the Chief Electoral Officer, more than one panel may be established.
An identity verification panel is composed of three members, including a chairman, appointed by the returning officer. Sections 310, 311 and 312 apply with the necessary modifications to the appointment of the panel members other than the chairman.
If there are three or fewer polling stations on the premises, the returning officer may allow the deputy returning officer and the poll clerk to act as panel members. In such a case, sections 335.1 to 335.4 apply, with the necessary modifications.
The function of the panel members is to verify the identity of electors who have been unable to produce identification pursuant to the second paragraph of section 337. Decisions are made by a majority vote.
1999, c. 15, s. 12; 2008, c. 22, s. 46; 2011, c. 5, s. 22.