231 Time for presentation of election petition

(1)

Subject to the provisions of this section, an election petition shall be presented within 28 days after the day on which the Electoral Commission has publicly notified the result of the poll.

(2)

If the petition questions the election or return upon an allegation of a corrupt practice and specifically alleges a payment of money or other reward to have been made by the member or on his or her account or with his or her knowledge and consent since the day of the said declaration in pursuance or furtherance of the alleged corrupt practice, it may be presented within 28 days after the date of the payment.

(3)

For the purposes of this section, an allegation that an election is avoided under section 238 shall be deemed to be an allegation of corrupt practices, notwithstanding that the offences alleged are or include offences other than corrupt practices.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 157; 1975 No 28 s 45

Section 231(1): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Section 231(1): amended, on 6 December 1995, by section 84 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).

Section 231(2): amended, on 6 December 1995, by section 84 of the Electoral Amendment Act (No 2) 1995 (1995 No 61).