210.69. The Minister may order the consultation of the qualified voters of the applicant municipality.
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 attaching the territory of (fill in the name of the applicant municipality) to that of the Municipalité régionale de comté (fill in the name of the regional county municipality to which the applicant municipality would be attached)?”.
The statement of the final results of the poll must be transmitted to the Minister as soon as possible.
Expenses incurred by reason of the consultation shall be paid by the applicant municipality.