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.
64A Parcels of unused and spoilt ballot and voting and other papers

(1)

Immediately after polling day for a general election, the Issuing Officer must—

(a)

make up into separate parcels—

(i)

all unused ballot papers and all unused voting papers and all unused declarations in form 19 or form 20 or form 21; and

(ii)

all spoilt ballot papers and all spoilt voting papers and all spoilt declarations in form 19 or form 20 or form 21; and

(iii)

any other papers; and

(iv)

all envelopes dealt with in accordance with regulation 61; and

(b)

mark each parcel made up under paragraph (a) to show the nature of its contents; and

(c)

post or forward the parcels to the Electoral Commission as soon as practicable.

(2)

Immediately after polling day for a by-election, the Issuing Officer must—

(a)

retain in secure storage all unused ballot papers and voting papers and all other unused papers held by the Issuing Officer for the purposes of the Act; and

(b)

make up into separate parcels—

(i)

all unused ballot papers and all unused declarations in form 19 or form 20 or form 21; and

(ii)

all spoilt ballot papers and all spoilt declarations in form 19 or form 20 or form 21; and

(iii)

any other papers; and

(iv)

all envelopes dealt with in accordance with regulation 61; and

(c)

mark each parcel made up under paragraph (b) to show the nature of its contents; and

(d)

post or forward the parcels to the Electoral Commission as soon as practicable.

(3)

An Electoral Commissioner, on behalf of the Electoral Commission, must

(a)

enclose in 1 or more parcels the parcels received by the Electoral Commission in accordance with this regulation (except the parcels containing only unused papers); and

(b)

properly secure the parcels; and

(c)

endorse each parcel with a description of its contents; and

(d)

sign the endorsement and immediately forward the parcels to the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

(4)

The Clerk of the House of Representatives must immediately give or send to the Electoral Commission a signed receipt for the parcels.

Regulation 64A: inserted, on 16 May 2002, by regulation 29 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/96).

Regulation 64A(1)(a)(iv): amended, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 22(1) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 64A(1)(c): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Regulation 64A(2)(b)(iv): amended, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 22(2) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 64A(2)(d): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Regulation 64A(3): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(2)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Regulation 64A(3)(a): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).

Regulation 64A(4): amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(c) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).