Electoral Amendment Act 2002

59 New section 148 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 148, and substituting the following section:

    148 Procedure where election not contested
    • (1) If—

      • (a) only 1 constituency candidate is nominated in a district; or

      • (b) any constituency candidate who has been nominated duly withdraws his or her nomination and there remains only 1 constituency candidate,—

      the Chief Electoral Officer must, in accordance with section 179(2), declare the constituency candidate to be duly elected.

      (2) The name of the person so elected must be endorsed on the writ by the Chief Electoral Officer, and the writ must be returned to the Clerk of the House of Representatives in accordance with section 185.