95. The Minister may order the consultation of the qualified voters of each applicant municipality.
The Minister may order that the qualified voters of only one of the applicant municipalities be consulted.
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: “Do you approve the amalgamation of the territories of the following municipalities: (insert here the names of the applicant municipalities)?”.
The statement of the final results of the poll for each of the applicant municipalities must be transmitted to the Minister as soon as possible.
All expenses incurred for or by reason of the consultation shall be paid by each applicant municipality.