39. Where a by-election is instituted before the beginning of the enumeration contemplated in section 36 or in section 37 and where the enumeration is held entirely during the election period, the enumeration is cancelled in the territory where the election is held.
The Chief Electoral Officer may make an enumeration in the territory referred to in the first paragraph as soon as circumstances allow it after the election. He may, if he considers it preferable and with the consent of the authorized parties represented in the National Assembly, divide up the electors registered on the electoral lists in force at the time of the by-election in the polling subdivisions whose boundaries are established under section 36.
1979, c. 57, s. 39; 1984, c. 51, s. 560; 1985, c. 30, s. 86; 1985, c. 30, s. 145.