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.
62 Receipt of special votes by facsimile

(1)

This section applies if an Electoral Commissioner, or electoral official on behalf of the Electoral Commission, receives ballot papers, voting papers, and declarations by facsimile—

(b)

(2)

If the documents referred to in subclause (1) are received before the close of the poll in accordance with regulation 59(5), an Electoral Commissioner or electoral official on behalf of the Electoral Commission must immediately—

(a)

ensure that particulars of the time and date of receipt of the ballot papers, voting papers, and declarations at the Electoral Commission are endorsed on those papers; and

(b)

after taking all reasonable steps to preserve the secrecy of the ballot, place the ballot paper, any voting papers, and the declaration form in the appropriate compartments of a special voter envelope; and

(c)

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

(d)

arrange for the envelope to be posted or forwarded to the Returning Officer for the district for which the vote was issued.

(3)

If the documents referred to in subclause (1) are received after the close of the poll, subclause (2)(c) does not apply and an Electoral Commissioner or electoral official must, before arranging for the envelope to be posted or forwarded under subclause (2)(d),—

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