Arrangements for Elections
(ELECTIONS ACT 2008)
- ISSUE OF WRITS
(1) For the purposes of every general election of members of the House, and for the purposes of the election of members to fill vacancies in the House caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, the Governor General shall issue writs under the Public Seal of the State, addressed to the returning officers of the respective electoral districts for which members are to be returned. Such writs shall be forwarded to the Commission for transmission to the several returning officers.
(2) Every writ shall be in the form set out as Form I in Schedule 3 and shall specify—
(a) the day of the nomination of candidates being not less than 7 and not more than 14 days after the day of issue of the writ;
(b) the day upon which, if necessary, the poll shall be taken, being not less than 7 days and not more than 14 days after the day of the nomination of candidates;
(c) the day the writ is returnable to the Governor General being not more than 7 days after the polling day.
(3) Upon receipt of such writ every returning officer shall proceed to hold the election in the manner hereinafter provided.
- NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE FOR ELECTIONS
Upon the issue by the Governor General of a writ the Chief Elections Officer shall give notice thereof, and of the day and place fixed for the nomination of candidates, by publication in the Gazette and one or more local newspapers at least 7 days before the day fixed for such nomination; and the returning officer shall give further notice of the issue of such writ and of the time and place for the nomination of candidates by causing notices in the form set out as Form 6 in Schedule 3 to be posted or affixed in some conspicuous place near the principal door of every court house, police station and Revenue Office, and in any other place he or she may deem necessary
- RETURNING OFFICER TO OBTAIN LISTS OF ELECTORS
Before the day fixed for the nomination of candidates, the Chief Elections Officer shall supply the returning officer with the prescribed number of copies of the register in force by virtue of this Act.
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