153 Death or incapacity of list candidate after submission of list


This section applies if a list candidate dies, or his or her nomination is cancelled on the grounds of incapacity, after the submission of the list and before the declaration required by section 193(5).


If this section applies,—


the poll must proceed; and


the list must be treated subsequently as if the candidate’s name had never been included on that list.

Section 153: substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 61 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 153(1): amended, on 1 March 2009, by section 14 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 1).