146G Acceptance or rejection of bulk nomination schedule or nomination of candidate

(1)

The Electoral Commission must reject a bulk nomination schedule lodged under section 146D

(a)

if the schedule is not lodged by the secretary of a political party registered under Part 4; or

(b)

if the intention to lodge the schedule has not been notified under section 146B; or

(c)

if the schedule is not lodged with the Electoral Commission by noon on the day before nomination day; or

(d)

if the schedule does not contain the declaration required by section 146E(2); or

(da)
[Repealed]

(e)

if the deposit required by section 146F(1) is not paid by noon on the day before nomination day.

(2)

The Electoral Commission must not accept the nomination of a candidate listed on a bulk nomination schedule in any case where a Returning Officer would be required to reject the nomination of that candidate under section 145(2) if the candidate had been nominated under section 143; and the provisions of subsections (2) to (5) of section 145 apply accordingly with all necessary modifications.

(3)

The Electoral Commission must reject the nomination of a candidate listed on a bulk nomination schedule if—

(a)

the candidate is not qualified both to be a candidate and to be elected as a member of Parliament; or

(b)

the written notice required by section 146E(3) in relation to that candidate is not lodged with the Electoral Commission by noon on nomination day.

(4)

In every other case the Electoral Commission must accept the bulk nomination schedule and the nominations made on the schedule.

(5)

Subsection (4) does not limit the jurisdiction of the court hearing an election petition.

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

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

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

Section 146G(1)(da): repealed, on 1 March 2009, by section 14 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).

Section 146G(2): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 146G(3): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 146G(3)(b): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

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