146H Amendment of bulk nomination schedule

(1)

If the secretary of a party lodges a bulk nomination schedule with the Electoral Commission by noon on the day before nomination day, the secretary may, at any time before noon on nomination day, provide to the Electoral Commission any information necessary to remedy any defect or omission in the schedule, or in any document required to be lodged with the schedule.

(2)

Information may be provided under subsection (1) to the Electoral Commission by hand, post, or electronically.

(3)

If the Electoral Commission receives any information under subsection (1),—

(a)

the Electoral Commission must, where appropriate, amend the bulk nomination schedule or other document to which the information relates:

(b)

the Electoral Commission must take the information into account in determining whether to accept or reject, under section 146G, the bulk nomination schedule, or the nomination of a candidate listed on the schedule.

(4)

This section does not authorise the secretary of a party to—

(a)

substitute a different person as a candidate for election for an electoral district; or

(b)

nominate a candidate for election for an electoral district for which no candidate was nominated in the schedule as originally lodged with the Electoral Commission.

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

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

Section 146H(2): amended, on 25 March 2014, by section 45 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).

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

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

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

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

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