13 Deputy electoral officer

(1)

Every electoral officer must appoint a deputy electoral officer.

(2)

The deputy electoral officer must act as electoral officer if the electoral officer dies, resigns, is dismissed from office, or becomes incapable of acting, and must continue to act until—

(a)

the electoral officer is again capable of acting; or

(b)

a new electoral officer is appointed and comes into office.

(3)

The deputy electoral officer has all the powers of the electoral officer and must carry out the duties of the electoral officer while the deputy is acting as the electoral officer.