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  • repealed
  • Electoral Referendum Act 2010: repealed, on 11 June 2012 (being on the close of the day that is 6 months after the date on which the result of the referendum was declared), by section 5(1).

Subpart 5Offences and penalties

27 Application of provisions of Electoral Act 1993 in respect of referendum
  • The offences and penalties provided for in the 1993 Act in relation to the conduct of the poll for a general election apply in respect of the referendum, to the extent that they are relevant, with the following modifications:

    • (a) references to the poll taken for an election are to be read as references to the poll taken for the referendum; and

    • (b) references to a ballot paper are to be read as references to a referendum voting paper; and

    • (c) references to a candidate or a political party are to be read as references to an option for the question in Part A or in Part B of the referendum voting paper, or to a proponent of an option, as the case may require; and

    • (d) references to party colours and party lapel badges are to be read as references to colours or badges identified with an option to which the referendum relates; and

    • (e) references to an election campaign are to be read as including references to a campaign in respect of 1 or more options for the question in Part A or in Part B of the referendum voting paper; and

    • (f) references to the 1993 Act are to be read as references to this Act.