Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993

26 Writ for indicative referendum not conducted by postal voting

(1)

This section applies when the Governor-General makes an Order in Council, under section 22(2)(a) or section 22AA(7), appointing the date on which an indicative referendum is to be held under this Act.

(2)

The Governor-General must issue a writ in form 2 of the Schedule to the Electoral Commission requiring the Electoral Commission to make all necessary arrangements for the conduct of the indicative referendum.

(3)

If the indicative referendum is to be held on the polling day for a general election, the writ must be issued on the day on which the writ for the general election is issued.

(4)

If the indicative referendum is to be held on another day, the writ must be issued at least 28 days before the day on which the indicative referendum is to be held.

(5)

The latest day for the return of the writ must be stated in the writ.

(6)

The latest day for the return of the writ is,—

(a)

if the indicative referendum is to be held on the polling day for a general election, the 60th day after the issue of the writ:

(b)

if the indicative referendum is to be held on another day, the 50th day after the issue of the writ.

Section 26: substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

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