Electoral Amendment Act 2002

56 Deposit by candidate
  • Section 144 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (3), and substituting the following subsections:

    • (3) The deposit of an unsuccessful candidate is forfeit and must be paid into the Crown Bank Account if the candidate receives in total less than 5% of the total number of votes received by constituency candidates in the district.

    • (4) In every other case, the deposit of a constituency candidate must be returned to the person who paid it, but only after the Chief Electoral Officer has received a duly completed return under section 210 in respect of that candidate.