Issue of writ

Heading: amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

139 Contents of writ

(1)

In every writ for a general election or a by-election there shall be appointed—

(a)

the latest day for the nomination of constituency candidates; and

(b)

a day for the polling to take place if a poll is required, being a Saturday; and

(c)

the latest day for the return of the writ.

(2)

Polling day must not be earlier than the 20th day after nomination day.

(3)

[Repealed]

(4)

The latest day for the return of the writ (other than a writ issued under section 153E(2)) shall be the 60th day after its issue.

(5)

The latest day for the return of a writ issued under section 153E(2) shall be the 78th day after its issue.

Compare: 1956 No 107 s 76; 1975 No 28 s 30; 1985 No 149 s 18

Section 139(1): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 53(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 139(2): replaced, on 11 March 2020, by section 11(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 2).

Section 139(3): repealed, on 28 February 2002, by section 53(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 139(4): amended, on 11 March 2020, by section 11(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 2).

Section 139(4): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 53(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 139(5): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 53(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).