205G Periods for claiming and paying candidate’s election expenses

(1)

A claim for any election expenses against a candidate is recoverable only if it is sent to the candidate within 20 working days after the day on which the declaration required by section 179(2) is made.

(2)

A claim that is sent to a candidate in accordance with subsection (1) must be paid within 40 working days after the day on which that declaration is made, and not otherwise.

(3)

A person who makes a payment in breach of this section is guilty of an illegal practice.

(4)

This section is subject to sections 205H and 205I.

Compare: 1993 No 87 s 206 (pre-20 December 2007); 2007 No 111 s 82

Section 205G(1): amended, on 1 January 2011, by section 10 of the Electoral (Finance Reform and Advance Voting) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 137).

Section 205G: inserted, on 1 March 2009, by section 6 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).