O-9 - Act respecting municipal territorial organization

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210.26.1. Where, at the first sitting held after 18 December 2002 for the election of the warden of a regional county municipality whose territory includes that of a core city within the meaning of paragraph 9.1 of section 1 of the Act respecting land use planning and development (chapter A-19.1), the warden could not be elected according to the rules prescribed in section 210.26, the holder of the office shall be determined in accordance with the rules prescribed in the following paragraphs.
The secretary-treasurer shall hold a drawing of lots at the following sitting to determine if the holder of the office is to be the mayor of the core city or if the holder of the office is to be elected from among the mayors of the other local municipalities. The result of the drawing of lots is valid for a period of two years.
If the drawing of lots determines that the holder of the office is to be the mayor of the core city, the latter shall be the warden by virtue of office unless he or she renounces the office immediately.
If the drawing of lots determines that the holder of the office is to be elected from among the mayors of the other local municipalities or if the mayor of the core city renounces the office of warden, the holder of the office shall be elected in accordance with the rules prescribed in section 210.26, having regard to the modification whereby the warden is chosen from among the mayors of the local municipalities other than the core city.
Upon the expiry of the period of two years, the successor of the holder of the office determined under the third or fourth paragraph shall be the mayor of the core city, where the warden whose term of office is ending is the mayor of a local municipality other than the core city, or be elected from among the mayors of the other local municipalities, where the warden whose term of office is ending is the mayor of the core city.
Upon the expiry of the period of two years following the period referred to in the fifth paragraph, the successor of the warden determined under that paragraph shall be elected in accordance with the rules prescribed in section 210.26. However, if, at the first sitting held for the election, a warden could not be elected, the rules prescribed in this section again apply.
2002, c. 68, s. 38.