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Wednesday, 3 May 1961

Thursday, 4 May 1961

Clauses 11 and 12 - by leave - taken together, and agreed to.

Clause 13.

Section one hundred and thirty of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead: - " 130. - (1.) A candidate may appoint scrutineers to represent him at the scrutiny. " (2.) Except as provided by the next succeeding sub-section, a candidate is not entitled to be represented at the scrutiny at a particular polling booth by more than one scrutineer. " (3.) The officer who is to conduct, or is conducting, the scrutiny at a polling booth may, subject to any directions given to him from time to time by the Chief Electoral Officer for the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Electoral Officer for the State in which the polling booth is situated or the Divisional Returning Officer in whose Division the polling booth is situated, permit each candidate to be represented at the scrutiny at the polling booth by scrutineers not exceeding in number such number as that firstmentioned officer determines.

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