153F Destruction of ballot papers if by-election interrupted

(1)

This section applies if, in the case of a by-election, the poll is interrupted as a result of the death of a constituency candidate or the cancellation of the nomination of a constituency candidate on the grounds of incapacity.

(2)

If this section applies,—

(a)

all ballot papers that have been placed in ballot boxes must be taken out by the managers of polling places and made up into secured packages; and

(b)

those packages must be sent, unopened, to the Returning Officer; and

(c)

the Returning Officer must immediately destroy those packages in the presence of a District Court Judge or a Justice of the Peace.

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