Death or incapacity of candidate

Heading: substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 61 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

151A Interpretation

For the purposes of sections 152A to 153H, a candidate is incapacitated if the Returning Officer or, as the case requires, the Electoral Commission is satisfied that, because the candidate is suffering from a serious illness or has sustained a serious injury,—

(a)

if section 152A applies, the candidate is unable to personally withdraw his or her nomination; and

(b)

in any case, the candidate, if elected, would be unlikely to be capable of taking the Oath of Allegiance as a member of Parliament on the 51st day after writ day.

Section 151A: inserted, on 28 February 2002, by section 61 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 151A: amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).