Electoral Referendum Act 1993

  • repealed
  • Electoral Referendum Act 1993: repealed, on 31 August 2012, by section 3 of the Regulatory Reform (Repeals) Act 2012 (2012 No 71).

Declaration of result by Chief Electoral Officer

19 Declaration of result
  • (1) After the Returning Officer has made a public declaration in accordance with section 17(1), and after the time for an application for a recount has elapsed, the Returning Officer shall send to the Chief Electoral Officer a statement of—

    • (a) the number of informal votes cast in respect of the voting paper; and

    • (b) the total number of valid votes cast in respect of the voting paper; and

    • (c) the number of valid votes recorded for each proposal in the voting paper.

    (2) On receipt of the statements from all Returning Officers and on or before 28 February 1994, the Chief Electoral Officer shall ascertain the total number of valid votes cast for each of the voting system proposals.

    (3) If a majority of the valid votes cast favour the proposal to introduce the proposed mixed member proportional system as provided in the Electoral Act 1993, that proposal is carried.

    (4) In the event that the majority of valid votes cast favour the proposal to retain the present (first-past-the-post) system as provided in the Electoral Act 1956 or in the event that there is a tie between the 2 voting system proposals, the proposal to retain the present (first-past-the-post) system as provided in the Electoral Act 1956 is carried.

    (5) After ascertaining the results of the referendum in accordance with the provisions of this section, the Chief Electoral Officer shall declare, by notice in the Gazette,—

    • (a) the results of the referendum; and

    • (b) whether the proposal to introduce the proposed mixed member proportional system as provided in the Electoral Act 1993 is carried.

    Compare: 1991 No 152 s 20