177 Parcels to be secured after scrutiny

(1)

When the Returning Officer has selected from any parcel all the ballot papers he or she is required to select therefrom, he or she shall forthwith, in the presence of his or her assistants (if any) and such scrutineers as are present, but of no other person, close and secure the parcel, and shall endorse thereon a memorandum of the fact of the ballot papers having been selected from that parcel, specifying the same by the name of the person to whom the same appear to have been delivered, and shall sign the endorsement with his or her name.

(2)

The Returning Officer shall set aside all ballot papers selected by him or her from any parcel as herein provided, and shall in the presence of his or her assistants (if any) and such scrutineers as are present, but of no other person, secure those ballot papers in a separate parcel, and shall endorse the parcel with a description of the contents thereof, and shall sign the endorsement with his or her name.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 114

Section 177(1): amended, on 6 December 1995, by section 55 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 177(2): amended, on 6 December 1995, by section 55 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).