146C Effect of notification of intention to lodge bulk nomination on nominations under section 143

(1)

If the secretary of a political party notifies the party’s intention to the Electoral Commission under section 146B(1), that notification remains in force for the purposes of the general election unless—

(a)

the notification is withdrawn under section 146B(3); or

(b)

any bulk nomination schedule lodged by the secretary of that party is rejected under section 146G; or

(c)

the secretary of that party withdraws, under section 146I, a bulk nomination schedule previously lodged by the secretary without providing either of the following:

(i)

an express statement on the form on which the withdrawal is made that the party intends to lodge another bulk nomination schedule; or

(ii)

another bulk nomination schedule in accordance with section 146D.

(2)

While a notification of a party’s intention under section 146B remains in force for the purposes of a general election,—

(a)

no Returning Officer may accept a nomination made under section 143 in respect of a candidate for that political party; and

(b)

if a Returning Officer has already accepted a nomination made under section 143 in respect of a candidate for that political party, that nomination is of no effect and is to be treated as if it had been withdrawn under section 146.

Section 146C: inserted, on 28 February 2002, by section 57 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 146C(1): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).