Electoral Referendum Act 2010

  • repealed
  • Electoral Referendum Act 2010: repealed, on 11 June 2012 (being on the close of the day that is 6 months after the date on which the result of the referendum was declared), by section 5(1).
22 Petition for inquiry
  • (1) If a group of 6 or more electors are dissatisfied with the result of the referendum, as declared by notice in the Gazette under section 20(1)(a), they may petition the High Court for an inquiry into the conduct of—

    • (a) the referendum; or

    • (b) any person connected with it.

    (2) A petition must specify the grounds of the complaint, which may only be that—

    • (b) irregularities in the conduct of the referendum or of any person connected with it materially affected the result.

    (3) A petition must be filed—

    • (a) not later than 28 days after publication of the Gazette notice under section 20(1); and

    • (b) in the form set out in Schedule 3 or to similar effect; and

    • (c) in the registry of the High Court nearest to the place where 1 or more of the petitioners live.

    (4) The Registrar of the High Court where the petition is filed must send a copy of the petition to the Electoral Commission.