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.
29 Endorsement of envelopes

(1)

A Returning Officer or an Issuing Officer who receives an envelope in accordance with regulation 27(7A) or in accordance with the requirements of regulation 27(7B) must immediately mark the envelope with his or her official mark.

(2)

A Returning Officer or an Issuing Officer who receives an envelope otherwise than in accordance with regulation 27(7A) or the requirements of regulation 27(7B) must immediately—

(a)

mark the envelope “Received late”; and

(b)

mark the envelope with his or her official mark; and

(c)

sign the envelope.

(3)

An Electoral Commissioner or electoral official who, on behalf of the Electoral Commission, receives an envelope that is delivered either by hand before the close of the poll or by post in accordance with the requirements of regulation 27(7B) must immediately mark the envelope with the Electoral Commission’s official mark.

(4)

An Electoral Commissioner or electoral official who, on behalf of the Electoral Commission, receives an envelope that is delivered either by hand after the close of the poll or by post otherwise than in accordance with the requirements of regulation 27(7B) must immediately—

(a)

mark the envelope “Received late”; and

(b)

mark the envelope with the Electoral Commission’s official mark; and

(c)

sign the envelope on behalf of the Electoral Commission.

Regulation 29: replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 10 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).