183 Scrutineers for recounts and allocation of list seats

(1)

Any constituency candidate affected by an application under section 180(1) for a recount of electorate votes in an electoral district may appoint 1 or more scrutineers to be present at the recount.

(2)

Any political party affected—

(a)

by an application under section 180(2) for a recount of party votes in an electoral district; or

(b)

by an application under section 181(1) for recounts of the party votes in every electoral district,—

may appoint 1 or more scrutineers to be present at any such recount.

(3)

Any political party listed in the part of the ballot paper that relates to the party vote may appoint 1 or more scrutineers to be present during the allocation of list seats by the Electoral Commission under sections 191 to 193.

(4)

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

(4A)

The declaration must—

(a)

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

(b)

be witnessed as specified in the form.

(5)

Where a political party appoints more than 1 scrutineer to be present during the allocation of list seats, only 1 scrutineer for that political party, or such greater number as is permitted by the Electoral Commission, shall be present at any one time.

(6)

No candidate shall act as a scrutineer under this section.

(7)

A scrutineer appointed under this section may be appointed by facsimile transmission.

Section 183: substituted, on 6 December 1995, by section 61 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 183(3): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 183(4): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 90 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 183(4A): inserted, on 21 March 2017, by section 90 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Section 183(5): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).