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.
24A Scrutineers at advance polling places

(1)

In this regulation, advance polling place means an office maintained by a Returning Officer under regulation 19(2).

(2)

Each constituency candidate may at any election appoint 1 or more scrutineers for each advance polling place in a district.

(3)

No constituency candidate may be appointed a scrutineer under this regulation.

(4)

If, at any election in a district, no constituency candidate is standing for a political party that is listed in the part of the ballot paper that relates to the party vote, the secretary of the party may appoint 1 or more scrutineers for each advance polling place in a district.

(5)

Every appointment of a scrutineer must—

(a)

be in writing; and

(b)

be signed by the constituency candidate or, as the case requires, the secretary of the party.

(6)

The number of scrutineers for a constituency candidate or for a political party that may be present in an advance polling place may not exceed the number of Issuing Officers designated for that advance polling place.

(7)

Every scrutineer must, before being allowed to act, declare that he or she will comply with section 203.

(7A)

The declaration must—

(a)

be in a form that the Electoral Commission has approved; and

(b)

be witnessed as specified in the form.

(8)

A scrutineer appointed for an advance polling place may leave and re-enter the place at any time it is open.

(9)

A scrutineer must not communicate with any voter in an advance polling place either before or after the voter has given his or her vote and, if a scrutineer does so, the scrutineer—

(a)

may be immediately removed from the advance polling place; and

(b)

commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $400.

(10)

Regulation 65 applies, subject to the following modifications, to scrutineers appointed under subclause (2) or (4):

(a)

the reference to the hours of polling must be read as if it were a reference to the hours the advance polling place is open:

(b)

references to a polling place must be read as if they were references to an advance polling place:

(c)

references to the manager of a polling place must be read as if they were references to the manager of the advance polling place.

Regulation 24A: inserted, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 8 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).

Regulation 24A(7): replaced, on 21 March 2017, by section 114 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).

Regulation 24A(7A): inserted, on 21 March 2017, by section 114 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 9).