Electoral Amendment Act 2017

81 Section 172 amended (Voting by special voters)

(1)

Replace section 172(4) with:

(4)

Each constituency candidate may, in writing, appoint 1 or more scrutineers to be present at the office of the Electoral Commission when the Commission is performing its duties in relation to special vote declarations for the district.

(2)

Replace section 172(5) with:

(5)

Every scrutineer must, before being allowed to act, declare that he or she will comply with section 203.

(5A)

The declaration must—

(a)

be in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved; and

(b)

be witnessed as specified in the form.

(3)

Replace section 172(6) with:

(6)

If a constituency candidate appoints more than 1 scrutineer under subsection (4), not more than 1 scrutineer for that candidate may be present at any time at the office of the Electoral Commission when the Commission is performing its duties in relation to special vote declarations for the district.