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.
57 Electoral Commission may issue special voting papers to special voters


If an Issuing Officer is not able to issue documents to a special voter under regulation 56, the Electoral Commission may, on the request of the special voter, issue directly to the special voter in accordance with Part 2 each of the documents referred to in regulation 55(1) or (2), as the case may be.


The documents may be issued to the special voter under subclause (1)—


electronically; or


by post, if it is impracticable to issue them electronically; or


by facsimile, if it is impracticable to issue them electronically or by post; or


by dictation, if—


it is impracticable to issue them by any of the methods specified in paragraphs (a) to (c); and


the request of the special voter to issue a vote by dictation is made no later than 4 pm on the Thursday before polling day.


A copy of the official mark of the Electoral Commission must be on every ballot paper and every declaration issued under this regulation.


For the purposes of subclause (2)(a), documents are issued electronically if those documents are able to be—


accessed by electronic means, including (without limitation) by means of remote log-on access; and


readily inspected and reproduced in a useable form.

Regulation 57: replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 21 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 57(2)(d): replaced, on 23 June 2017, by regulation 9 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/83).