161 Hours of polling

(1)

The poll at every election shall commence at 9 am on polling day, and, except as otherwise provided in this Act, shall finally close at 7 pm on the same day.

(2)

Every elector who at the close of the poll is present in a polling place for the purpose of voting shall be entitled to receive a ballot paper and to mark and deposit it in the same manner as if he or she had voted before the close of the poll.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 96

Section 161(2): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).