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Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill 2010

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2008-2009-2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill 2010

 

(1)     Page 33 (after line 7), after Schedule 3, insert:

Schedule 3A—Amendments relating to provisional votes

Part 1—Amendments

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1  After subsection 235(1B)

Insert:

          (1C)  If a person to whom this section applies casts a provisional vote but does not meet a requirement to provide evidence of his or her identity in accordance with subsection (1B), the DRO must:

                     (a)  compare the signature of the person on the declaration required under subsection (2) with the signature of the elector on the elector’s application for enrolment or transfer of enrolment; and

                     (b)  allow the scrutineers to inspect both signatures; and

if the DRO is satisfied after comparing the signatures that the person is the elector, then subsection (1B) is taken not to apply.

2  Paragraph 6.(ca) of Schedule 3

Omit “subsection 104(4)”, substitute “subsection 104(4) or 235(1C)”.

Part 2 Application of amendments

3  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.

 [AEC to compare signatures on provisional vote declarations]

(2)     Clause 2, page 2 (table item 2), omit “3”, substitute “3A”.

[consequential amendment—commencement]