186 Electoral Commission may correct writ

(1)

If the Electoral Commission is satisfied that the name of a member elected to represent an electoral district is not correctly recorded on the writ, an Electoral Commissioner may, on behalf of the Electoral Commission, before or after complying with the requirements of section 185(1), make any alterations to the writ necessary to ensure that the member’s name is correctly recorded.

(2)

Before making a correction under subsection (1), the Electoral Commissioner must consult with the member concerned and with the Returning Officer.

(3)

If the Electoral Commissioner makes a correction under subsection (1) after complying with the requirements of section 185(1),—

(a)

the Electoral Commission must forward to the Clerk of the House of Representatives a copy of the writ as corrected; and

(b)

that copy is to be treated for all purposes as the copy forwarded to the Clerk of the House of Representatives under section 185(1).

Section 186: substituted, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(2)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).