Electoral Act 1993

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167 Issue of ordinary ballot papers
  • (1) Every issuing officer must, in accordance with this section, issue ballot papers to every elector who applies to vote.

    (2) The elector must give any particulars that are necessary for finding the elector’s name on the rolls.

    (3) If the name of the elector is on the rolls, the issuing officer must—

    • (a) mark the rolls to indicate that the elector has applied to vote:

    • (b) if the consecutive number printed on the ballot paper can be read without the aid of technology, ensure that a piece of gummed paper is firmly fixed over the consecutive number on the ballot paper to conceal it effectively:

    • (c) write on the counterfoil of the ballot paper—

      • (i) the issuing officer’s initials; and

      • (ii) the number of the page, and the number of the line, on which the elector’s name appears on the roll:

    • (d) ensure that the official mark of the issuing officer is placed on the ballot paper to indicate that it was issued by an authorised person:

    • (e) issue the ballot paper to the elector.

    (4) Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 who, being an issuing officer, fails to comply with the requirements of this section.

    Section 167: substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 65(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

    Section 167(4): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).