Referenda (Postal Voting) Act 2000

30 Voting period

(1)

The voting period commences at the start of the 21st day before the day appointed under this section for the close of the voting period.

(2)

The voting period closes at 7 pm on a Friday to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council.

(3)

The Governor-General may, from time to time, before the commencement of the voting period, by Order in Council,—

(a)

revoke an Order in Council made under subsection (2) and appoint a later Friday:

(b)

revoke any Order in Council made under section 21(2) and appoint a later date for the closing of the referendum roll.

(4)

The Governor-General may not make an Order in Council under subsection (3) if, in relation to a citizens initiated referendum,—

(a)

the House of Representatives has passed a resolution of a kind described in section 22AB(4) or (6) of the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993; or

(b)

the Governor-General has exercised the power in section 22AB(8) of that Act.

(5)

This section is affected by section 22AB of the Citizens Initiated Referenda Act 1993.

Compare: 1997 No 13 s 28