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.
66 Interpreters

(1)

Interpreters designated under section 158(3)(b) of the Act are under the directions of the manager of the polling place.

(2)

Where it appears to a Returning Officer that an elector is unfamiliar with the English language, the Returning Officer shall, before calling on an interpreter, if present, for assistance, draw to the elector’s attention a poster containing instructions, both in English and in languages other than English, on how to vote, which poster shall, for that purpose, be prominently displayed in a convenient position in each polling place.

(3)

If—

(a)

no such poster is available; or

(b)

the elector, having had the poster drawn to the elector’s attention, still requires assistance because of the elector’s lack of familiarity with the English language,—

the Returning Officer shall call on an interpreter, if present, to assist.

(4)

The Returning Officer shall, upon request by a candidate, supply the names of any interpreters appointed by the Returning Officer and the polling places in respect of which they have been appointed.

Regulation 66(1): substituted, on 16 May 2002, by regulation 31(1) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/96).

Regulation 66(2): amended, on 16 May 2002, by regulation 31(2) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/96).

Regulation 66(3): amended, on 16 May 2002, by regulation 31(2) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/96).

Regulation 66(4): amended, on 16 May 2002, by regulation 31(3) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/96).