59 No person to be candidate for more than 1 district or on more than 1 list

(1)

No person shall at any general election be—

(a)

a candidate for more than 1 electoral district; or

(b)

a candidate whose name is included on more than 1 party list submitted pursuant to section 127.

(2)

If 2 or more by-elections are held on the same polling day, no person shall be a candidate at more than 1 of those by-elections.

(3)

At any general election, any person may be both—

(a)

a candidate for any one electoral district; and

(b)

a candidate whose name is included on any one party list submitted pursuant to section 127.

(4)

If any person breaches subsection (1) or subsection (2), all nominations of that person as a candidate for those districts, party lists, or by-elections, as the case may be, shall be void, and any deposits made by him or her or on his or her behalf shall be forfeited and be paid into a Crown Bank Account.

Section 59: substituted, on 6 December 1995, by section 12 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 59(4): amended, on 25 January 2005, pursuant to section 65R(3) of the Public Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 44).

Section 59(4): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 12 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).