159 Exercise of powers and duties of polling place officials

(1)

The Returning Officer may exercise in person all the powers, duties, and functions of a manager of a polling place.

(2)

A person authorised under section 158(3)(c) has, while acting for a manager of a polling place, all the powers, duties, and functions of the manager.

(3)

Every polling place official must, before being allowed to act, declare that he or she will comply with section 203.

(3A)

The declaration must—

(a)

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

(b)

be witnessed as specified in the form.

Section 159: substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 63 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 159(3): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 78 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 159(3A): inserted, on 21 March 2017, by section 78 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).