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.
68 Offences

Every person commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months who—

(a)

improperly obtains or retains a special ballot paper or voting paper, or makes a false statement for the purpose of obtaining a special ballot paper or voting paper or who persuades or induces, or associates himself or herself with any person in persuading or inducing, any person to make such a false statement; or

(b)

being a person to whom an envelope containing or purporting to contain a special ballot paper is entrusted by a voter for the purpose of posting or delivering it to a Returning Officer or Issuing Officer, fails forthwith to post or deliver the envelope; or

(c)

in any manner delays the posting or delivery of any envelope containing or purporting to contain a special ballot paper; or

(d)

makes a false statement or declaration for the purposes of these regulations in relation to special voting; or

(e)

acts in contravention of or fails to comply in any respect with any of the provisions of these regulations relating to special voting.

Regulation 68: amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Regulation 68(b): amended, on 16 May 2002, by regulation 32 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2002 (SR 2002/96).