Electoral Amendment Act 2002

77 New section 193A inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after section 193, the following section:

    193A Chief Electoral Officer may correct list of members elected
    • (1) If the Chief Electoral Officer is satisfied that the name of a member declared to be elected is not correctly recorded on a return forwarded to the Clerk of the House of Representatives under section 193(5)(b),—

      • (a) the Chief Electoral Officer may forward to the Clerk of the House a further return that correctly records the member's name; and

      • (b) that further return—

        • (i) is to be treated for the purposes of section 54(2)(a) as dated the same as the earlier return; and

        • (ii) is to be treated for all purposes as the return forwarded to the Clerk of the House under section 193(5)(b).

      (2) The Chief Electoral Officer may not forward a further return to the Clerk of the House under subsection (1)(a) unless the Chief Electoral Officer has first consulted with the member concerned.