146F Deposit payable in respect of bulk nomination schedule

(1)

If a secretary of a party lodges a bulk nomination schedule under section 146D, he or she must pay to the Electoral Commission, by noon on the day before nomination day, a deposit of $300 (inclusive of goods and services tax) for every constituency candidate nominated in the bulk nomination schedule.

(2)

The deposit must be paid in 1 lump sum by—

(a)

direct credit to a bank account nominated by the Electoral Commission; or

(b)

bank cheque.

(3)

If an unsuccessful constituency candidate nominated in a bulk nomination schedule receives in total less than 5% of the total number of votes received by constituency candidates in the district for which the unsuccessful candidate was nominated, the amount of the deposit paid under subsection (1) in respect of that unsuccessful candidate is forfeit and must be paid into a Crown Bank Account.

(4)

After deducting any amounts forfeit under subsection (3), the Electoral Commission must return the remainder (if any) of the amount paid under subsection (1) to the party secretary, but only if the Electoral Commission has received from every constituency candidate nominated in the bulk nomination schedule duly completed returns under sections 205K and 209.

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

Section 146F(1): amended, on 5 December 2013, by section 5(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 115).

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

Section 146F(2): replaced, on 25 March 2014, by section 25 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).

Section 146F(3): amended, on 25 January 2005, pursuant to section 65R(3) of the Public Finance Act 1989 (1989 No 44).

Section 146F(4): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 146F(4): amended, on 1 March 2009, by section 14 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Section 146F(4): amended, on 20 December 2007, by section 18 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2007 (2007 No 113).