Electoral Amendment Act 2017

82 Section 174C amended (Preliminary count of early votes)

(1)

In section 174C(2), after “conduct”, insert “(either manually or by electronic means)”.

(2)

Replace section 174C(5)(a) with:

(a)

if an electoral district meets the conditions stated in section 174D(2), at a time (not earlier than 9 am on polling day) determined by the Electoral Commission; or

(3)

In section 174C(5)(b), replace “do not apply” with “are not met”.

(4)

After section 174C(5), insert:

(5A)

The Returning Officer must give notice in writing to each of the constituency candidates or their scrutineers of the time and place at which the preliminary count of early votes will commence.