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.
51 Overseas special votes received late


This regulation shall apply to every envelope appearing to contain a special vote issued under this Part to which regulation 50 does not apply.


The Returning Officer for the district in respect of which the vote was issued shall extract the declaration form, and shall disallow the vote and set the envelope aside without opening the compartment marked “BALLOT AND/OR VOTING PAPERS”, after having written across the envelope, and across the declaration form, the words “Disallowed, received late”, and thereafter the provisions of regulations 32 to 42 shall apply.