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.
47B Special votes may be returned electronically if secure transmission available

(1)

Electors to whom documents are issued under regulation 45 or 45A may return those documents in accordance with subclause (2) if, for that particular election, a system allowing secure electronic transmission is made available by the Electoral Commission for that purpose.

(2)

If subclause (1) applies, an elector may, after voting in the manner prescribed for special voters,—

(a)

if applicable, remove any gummed paper that is fixed over the consecutive number on the ballot paper or any voting papers; and

(b)

before the close of the poll, forward the ballot paper, any voting papers, and the declaration to the Electoral Commission electronically in a manner specified by the Electoral Commission on its Internet site.

Regulation 47B: inserted, on 1 February 2014, by regulation 8 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/41).

Regulation 47B heading: replaced, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 17(1) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 47B(1): amended, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 17(2)(a) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 47B(1): amended, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 17(2)(b) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 47B(2)(b): amended, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 17(3) of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).