71D Grounds on which registration refused

(1)

The Electoral Commission must refuse an application to register the logo of a political party if—

(a)

the Electoral Commission has determined that the political party’s application for registration should be refused (in the case of an application made under section 71C(1)(b)); or

(b)

the application does not comply with—

(c)

the Electoral Commission has reasonable cause to believe that the declaration accompanying the application under section 71C(2)(b)(iv) is not correct; or

(d)

the Electoral Commission is of the opinion that the logo—

(i)

is indecent; or

(ii)

is offensive; or

(iii)

is likely to cause confusion or mislead electors; or

(iv)

contains any reference to a title or an honour or a similar form of identification.

(2)

If the Electoral Commission refuses an application to register the logo of a political party, the Electoral Commission must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 10 working days after the date of refusal, give the applicant written notice of—

(a)

the refusal; and

(b)

the reasons for the refusal.

Section 71D: inserted, on 25 March 2014, by section 15 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 8).