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- Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010
Content WindowElectoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010
1 Subsection 166(1)
After “(1A),”, insert “(1AA),”.
2 After subsection 166(1A)
(1AA) For a House of Representatives election for a particular Division, the registered officer of a particular registered political party must not sign nominations under subparagraph 166(1)(b)(ii) for that election for more than one candidate.
Note: This does not prevent an amendment of a nomination under section 177 (withdrawal of consent to a nomination) or 180 (death of candidate after nomination).
3 Subsection 172(1)
Omit “subsection (2)”, substitute “subsections (1A) and (2)”.
4 After subsection 172(1)
(a) contrary to subsection 166(1AA), the registered officer of a party signs nominations for 2 or more candidates (the same Division candidates ) for a single Division; and
(b) the same Division candidates are nominated by the registered officer under subsection 167(3) together with a number of other candidates for other Divisions;
(c) the nomination of the same Division candidates must be rejected; but
(d) the nomination of the other candidates must not be rejected merely because subsection 166(1AA) was not complied with in relation to the same Division candidates.
5 Application of amendments
The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to elections the writs for which are issued on or after the commencement of the amendments.