210.26. Subject to section 210.26.1, the warden shall be elected by the members of the council, from among those members who are mayors.
The election shall be held by secret ballot at a sitting of the council.
Each member shall mark as many ballot papers as he has votes, as provided for in section 202 of the Act respecting land use planning and development (chapter A-19.1).
The secretary-treasurer shall preside over the sitting until the warden is elected. He shall establish the nominating and voting procedure. Subject to the order constituting the regional county municipality, he shall declare elected the person who has obtained the number of votes corresponding to the absolute majority of the votes ascribed to the members of the council according to section 202 of the Act respecting land use planning and development. He shall hold as many ballots as are necessary in order to elect a warden; he may, at the beginning of the sitting, establish rules whereby the number of candidates will diminish with each ballot.
However, at the beginning of the sitting, the council may determine the circumstances in which a drawing of lots, rather than another round of voting, will be held in the case of a tie vote following a ballot. If such circumstances arise, the secretary-treasurer shall establish the procedure for the drawing of lots, hold the draw and declare the mayor who is favoured by the drawing of lots to be the warden.
1993, c. 65, s. 71; 2002, c. 68, s. 37.