|90. Where, on application made, it is shown to an Election Judge or to a Judge of the Supreme Court by such evidence as seems to the Judge sufficient
|(a) that any act or omission of a candidate at an election, or of any of his agents or other person, would, by reason of being a payment, engagement, employment, or contract in contravention of this Act or of otherwise being in contravention of any of the provisions of this Act, be but for this section an illegal practice; and |
and in the circumstances it seems to the Judge, after giving the candidates, the returning officer, and any elector within the electoral district an opportunity of being heard, to be just that the candidate in question and his agent or other person, or any of them, should not be subject to any of the consequences under this Act of the said act or omission, the Judge may make an order allowing such act or omission to be an exception from the provisions of this Act which would otherwise make the same an illegal practice, payment, employment, or hiring, and thereupon such candidate, agent or person shall not be subject to any of the consequences under this Act of the said act or omission.
|(b) that any such act or omission arose from inadvertence or from accidental miscalculations or from some other reasonable cause of a like nature, and in any case did not arise from any want of good faith,|