Andrew Little, in Committee, to move the following amendments:
Replace clause 24 (lines 10 to 22) with:
24 New section 156A inserted (Enrolment confirmation cards)
After section 156, insert:
“156A Enrolment confirmation cards
“(1) Before any election, the Commission may issue to any elector a document that confirms the elector’s eligibility to vote at that election if the elector—
“(2) Every enrolment confirmation card must be in a form approved by the Commission and contain the following particulars:
“(e) the page and line number where the elector's name appears on the main roll or on a supplementary roll or, if a direction under section 115 applies to the elector, a number assigned by the Commission to the elector for the purpose of confirming the elector's enrolment for that election:
“(g) any other matter, other than a photograph of the elector, that the Commission may include to identify the document as an enrolment confirmation card and to inform electors about voting at the election or to enable the elector to access that information.
“(3) Every enrolment confirmation card issued under this section continues to be the property of the Commission.”
New clauses 25 to 27
Before clause 29 (line 23 on page 27), insert:
25 Section 157 amended (Materials for polling places)
(1) After section 157(1)(c), insert:
(2) In section 157(1)(d), delete
“and supplementary rolls”.
26 Section 163 amended (Ballot box to remain closed during poll)
(1) In the heading to section 163, after
“Ballot box”, insert
“and container for enrolment confirmation cards”.
(2) After section 163(4), insert:
27 Section 167 replaced (Issue of ordinary ballot papers)
Replace section 167 with:
“167 Issue of ordinary ballot papers
“(1) An elector may apply to vote by—
“(2) If the elector gives the issuing officer the elector's enrolment confirmation card, the issuing officer must promptly place the enrolment confirmation card in the container designated for the secure storage of those cards.
“(3) If the issuing officer locates the elector's name on a roll under subsection (1)(b), the issuing officer must mark the roll to indicate that the elector has applied to vote.
“(4) After receiving the enrolment confirmation card or locating the elector’s name on a roll, the issuing officer must,—
“(5) Subsection (4)(b)(ii) overrides section 150(14) and form 13.
“(6) Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 who, being an issuing officer, fails to comply with the requirements of this section.”