Electoral Amendment Act 2002

54 New sections 140 to 142 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing sections 140 to 142, and substituting the following sections:

    140 Chief Registrar and Electoral Commission to be notified of writ
    • Immediately after receiving a writ for an election to be held in any district, the Chief Electoral Officer must notify the Chief Registrar and the Electoral Commission of the issue of the writ.

    141 Returning Officer to be notified of writ
    • Immediately after receiving a writ requiring an election to be held in a district, the Chief Electoral Officer must notify the Returning Officer for the district of the following matters:

      • (a) the issue of the writ:

      • (b) the nomination day appointed in the writ:

      • (c) the polling day appointed in the writ.

    142 Returning Officer to give public notice of polling day, nomination day, and nomination process
    • (1) Immediately after receiving notification under section 141, the Returning Officer must give public notice of the following matters:

      • (a) the polling day appointed in the writ:

      • (b) the nomination day appointed in the writ:

      • (c) the requirements for submitting nominations of candidates.

      (2) Every notice given under subsection (1) must be in a form approved by the Chief Electoral Officer.