241 Irregularities not to invalidate election

No election shall be declared invalid by reason of—


any failure to comply with the times prescribed for doing any act; or


any omission or irregularity in filling out any form prescribed by this Act or by regulations made thereunder; or


any want or defect in the appointment of any official or scrutineer; or


any absence of, or mistake or omission or breach of duty by, any official, whether before, during, or after the polling—

if the court is satisfied that the election was so conducted as to be substantially in compliance with the law as to elections, and that the failure, omission, irregularity, want, defect, absence, mistake, or breach did not affect the result of the election.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 167