210.37. The Minister may order the consultation of the qualified voters either of all the local municipalities whose territory is comprised in that of the proposed regional county municipality, or of one or several of them.
The consultation shall be made by way of a referendum poll conducted in accordance with the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (chapter E-2.2).
The referendum poll shall be held on the date fixed by the Minister.
The question appearing on the ballot paper shall be as follows: “Are you in favour of the constitution of a regional county municipality called Municipalité régionale de comté (fill in the name of the proposed regional county municipality)?”.
The statement of the final results of the poll for each of the local municipalities must be transmitted to the Minister as soon as possible.
Expenses incurred by reason of the consultation shall be paid by the municipality conducting it.