Electoral Regulations 1996

  • This version was replaced on 28 August 2017 to make corrections to regulations 4B, 18(2), 19(1) and (1)(b), 21(5)(a)(iv), 25(5), 26(3), 45(1)(b), (1)(b)(i), and (2), 46(2) and (7)(b), 49(1)(b)(i) and (2)(a), and form 15 in Schedule 1 under section 25(1)(i), (j)(ii), (iii), and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
26 Witnesses authorised by candidates


Each candidate may nominate 1 or more persons authorised by the candidate to witness special voting declarations.


Every nomination under this regulation shall—


be in writing; and


contain the name of the candidate; and


contain either—


the name of the electoral district in respect of which the candidate is seeking election; or


the name of the political party on whose list the name of the candidate appears; and


contain the full name and address of the nominated witness; and


be signed by the candidate.


On receipt of any nomination made under this regulation, the Returning Officer shall approve or reject the nomination.


The Returning Officer may at any time revoke his or her approval of the nomination of any witness if he or she has reason to believe that the witness is not complying with any duty imposed on the witness under these regulations.


Where a nomination is rejected or revoked, the Returning Officer shall, upon request by the nominating candidate, inform the candidate of the reason for the rejection or revocation of the nomination.


Subject to regulation 27(10), a person approved under this regulation and authorised by a candidate to witness, for the purposes of the election, declarations by special voters may witness the declaration of any special voter.