158 Appointment of polling place officials

(1)

The Returning Officer must, for each polling place, appoint in writing as many polling place officials as the Returning Officer thinks are required for the conduct of the poll, and the preliminary count of votes, at that place.

(2)

The Returning Officer must, in relation to each polling place, designate, by notice in writing, one of the polling place officials as the manager of the place.

(3)

The Returning Officer may, in relation to each polling place,—

(a)

authorise in writing 1 or more polling place officials to issue ballot papers at the place; and

(b)

designate in writing 1 or more of the polling place officials as interpreters; and

(c)

authorise in writing or, if the appointment is made on polling day, orally, any person to act for the manager of the polling place in case of the manager’s absence.

(4)

The Returning Officer for an electoral district may delegate his or her duties and powers under subsections (1) to (3) to a Returning Officer for another electoral district.

(5)

The State Sector Act 1988 does not apply to a person appointed under this section.

Section 158: substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 63 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).