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.
48A Receipt of special votes by facsimile

(1)

An Electoral Commissioner or electoral official who, on behalf of the Electoral Commission, receives a ballot paper, any voting papers, and a declaration forwarded by facsimile under regulation 47A must immediately—

(a)

ensure that particulars of the time and date of receipt of the copies of the ballot paper, any voting papers, and the declaration at the Electoral Commission are endorsed on those papers; and

(b)

after taking all reasonable steps to preserve the secrecy of the ballot, place the copies of the ballot paper, any voting papers, and the declaration in the appropriate compartments of a special voter envelope.

(2)

If the documents referred to in subclause (1) are received before the close of the poll, the Electoral Commissioner or electoral official must mark the envelope with the Electoral Commission’s official mark.

(3)

If the documents referred to in subclause (1) are received after the close of the poll, the Electoral Commissioner or electoral official must—

(a)

mark the envelope “Received late”; and

(b)

mark the envelope with the Electoral Commission’s official mark; and

(c)

sign the envelope on behalf of the Electoral Commission.

(4)

Immediately after marking an envelope in accordance with subclause (2) or (3), an Electoral Commissioner or electoral official must arrange for the envelope to be posted or forwarded to the Returning Officer for the district for which the vote was issued.

Regulation 48A: inserted, on 1 June 2014, by regulation 19 of the Electoral Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/122).