127 Election of list candidates

(1)

At any general election any secretary of a political party that is registered under Part 4 may forward to the Electoral Commission a list of candidates for election to the seats reserved for those members of Parliament elected from lists submitted under this section.

(2)

The list must—

(a)

list candidates in order of the party’s preference, commencing with the first in order of preference and ending with the last; and

(b)

set out the contact details of each candidate; and

(c)

contain a declaration made by the secretary, in the manner provided by section 9 of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957, that states—

(i)

that each candidate is qualified to be a candidate and to be elected; and

(ii)

whether the party is a party in respect of which there are 1 or more component parties; and

(iii)

if the party has 1 or more component parties, the name of each component party; and

(d)

be in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved.

(3)

Every list submitted under this section

(a)

must be submitted to the Electoral Commission not later than noon on the day before nomination day; and

(b)

may be submitted by hand, post, or electronically.

(3A)

[Repealed]

(4)

The secretary of the political party must lodge with the list submitted under this section, in relation to each candidate nominated in the list,—

(a)

a statement in a form provided by the Electoral Commission, signed by the candidate, and confirming the candidate’s consent to the nomination; and

(b)

any statutory declaration made by the candidate received under section 49(4)(b).

(5)

[Repealed]

(6)

The Electoral Commission shall give a receipt in writing for every list accepted by the Electoral Commission.

(7)

Where a list under this section is submitted by a political party that has a logo registered under section 71F, the secretary of that political party may submit with the list a copy of the logo so registered for inclusion—

(a)

on the left-hand side of the ballot paper beside the name of that party on the party vote part of the ballot paper; and

(b)

on the right-hand side of the ballot paper beside the name of any constituency candidate of that party (if any) on the electorate vote part of the ballot paper.

(8)

Every logo submitted under this section—

(a)

must be submitted to the Electoral Commission not later than noon on the date specified in the writ for the election of constituency candidates as the latest date for the nomination of constituency candidates; and

(b)

may be submitted by hand, post, or electronically.

Section 127(1): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 127(2): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 63(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 127(3): substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 45(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 127(3): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 63(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 127(3)(a): amended, on 21 March 2017, by section 63(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 127(3)(a): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 127(3)(b): amended, on 25 March 2014, by section 45 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).

Section 127(3A): repealed, on 21 March 2017, by section 63(4) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 127(4): substituted, on 1 October 2010, by section 14 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 127(5): repealed, on 1 October 2010, by section 14 of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 127(6): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 127(7): added, on 6 December 1995, by section 35(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 127(7): amended, on 25 March 2014, by section 45 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).

Section 127(8): substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 45(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 127(8)(a): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 127(8)(b): amended, on 25 March 2014, by section 45 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).