174G Offences in relation to count of early votes conducted before close of poll

(1)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 who,—

(a)

not being a scrutineer appointed under section 174F, enters, on polling day, a restricted area without the express authorisation of the Returning Officer; or

(b)

being a scrutineer appointed under section 174F, enters, on polling day, a restricted area with a device that enables information to be conveyed to a person or machine outside the area; or

(c)

leaves, on polling day, a restricted area without the express authorisation of the Returning Officer.

(2)

Every person commits an offence and is guilty of a corrupt practice who, being or having been in a restricted area, discloses, before the close of the poll, to any person outside the area any information about the results of a count of early votes conducted under section 174C.

Section 174G: inserted, on 28 February 2002, by section 67(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 174G(1): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).