Electoral Amendment Act 2009

Part 1
Amendments to Electoral Act 1993

4 Interpretation
  • (1) Section 3(1) is amended by repealing the definition of candidate and substituting the following definition:

    candidate,—

    • (a) in Parts 1 to 6 and 9, means—

      • (i) a constituency candidate; and

      • (ii) a list candidate:

    • (b) in Part 6A, means a constituency candidate:

    • (c) in Parts 7 and 8, means—

      • (i) a constituency candidate; and

      • (ii) a list candidate; and

      • (iii) any person who has declared his or her intention of becoming a constituency candidate or list candidate.

    (2) Section 3(1) is amended by inserting the following definitions in their appropriate alphabetical order:

    election expenses,—

    • (a) in relation to a constituency candidate, has the meaning given to it by section 205A:

    • (b) in relation to a party that is registered under Part 4, has the meaning given to it by section 206A

    list candidate means any person whose name is specified in a party list submitted to the Chief Electoral Officer under section 127

    party, in Part 6A,—

    • (a) means a political party registered under Part 4; and

    • (b) includes a political party that at any time during the 3 months immediately preceding polling day has been registered under Part 4

    party secretary or, in relation to a party, secretary means the person (whatever his or her designation or office) whose duties include responsibility for—

    • (a) carrying out the administration of the party; and

    • (b) conducting the correspondence of the party

    public inspection period means, in relation to a return filed under sections 205K, 206I, 209, 210, and 210C, the period—

    • (a) beginning 3 working days after the date of receipt by the Chief Electoral Officer or the Electoral Commission, as the case may be, of the duly completed return; and

    • (b) ending with the close of polling day for the second general election that takes place after the date of receipt by the Chief Electoral Officer or the Electoral Commission, as the case may be, of the duly completed return.

    (3) The definition of corrupt practice in section 3(1) is amended by omitting or the Electoral Finance Act 2007.

    (4) The definition of illegal practice in section 3(1) is amended by omitting or the Electoral Finance Act 2007.

    (5) Section 3(1) is amended by repealing the definition of secretary.