146J Withdrawal of nomination in bulk nomination schedule

(1)

A constituency candidate nominated in a bulk nomination schedule or in accordance with section 146K may, by giving signed notice, withdraw his or her nomination.

(1A)

The notice must—

(a)

be in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved; and

(b)

be witnessed as specified in the form.

(2)

No withdrawal of nomination under subsection (1) has any effect unless it is lodged with the Electoral Commission not later than noon on nomination day.

(3)

If a candidate for election for an electoral district withdraws his or her nomination under subsection (1), the amount of the deposit paid under section 146F(1) in respect of that candidate must be returned to the party secretary, unless another candidate for election for that electoral district is nominated under section 146K.

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

Section 146J(1): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 73 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 146J(1A): inserted, on 21 March 2017, by section 73 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

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