Electoral Amendment Act 2002

55 Nominations of candidates for electoral districts
  • (1) Section 143 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (1), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (1) Any person qualified under this Act may, with his or her consent, be nominated as a constituency candidate for election for any electoral district, by not fewer than 2 registered electors of that district, by a nomination paper on a form provided by the Chief Electoral Officer.

    (2) Section 143 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (3A), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (3A) If a nomination paper is lodged with the Returning Officer under subsection (1) in relation to a candidate for a political party, and the political party has a logo registered under section 67A, then in the following cases a copy of the logo may be submitted to the Returning Officer for inclusion on the ballot paper in accordance with section 150(13):

      • (a) in the case of a general election,—

        • (i) if the political party is not registered under Part IV; or

        • (ii) if the political party is registered under Part IV, but is not submitting a party list under section 127:

      • (b) in the case of a by-election, whether the political party is registered under Part IV or not.