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SR 1907 No. 59 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 15 Jun 1907
Date of repeal 13 Sep 1907
Repealed by Custody and Destruction of Ballot-Papers Regulations

STATUTORY RULES.

1907. No. 59.

 

PROVISIONAL REGULATIONS UNDER THE REFERENDUM (CONSTITUTION ALTERATION) ACT 1906.

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby certify that, on account of urgency, the following Regulations under the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906 should come into immediate operation, and make the Regulations to come into operation forthwith as “Provisional Regulations.”

Dated this 7th day of June, 1907.

HARRY H. RAWSON,

Deputy Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

J. H. KEATING,

Minister of State for Home Affairs.

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REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE CUSTODY AND DESTRUCTION OF BALLOT-PAPERS.

Custody of Ballot-Papers.

1.  All ballot-papers used for voting at a referendum shall be preserved in the custody of the Returning Officer for the Division in which they were counted until the Returning Officer is authorised to destroy them.

Destruction of Ballot-Papers.

2.  When a referendum can be no longer questioned, the Commonwealth Electoral Officer in each State may by writing authorise the destruction of the ballot-papers used for voting at the referendum.

Method of Destruction.

3.  Each Divisional Returning Officer shall, on receipt of the authority for the destruction of the ballot-papers, destroy them by fire in the presence of a witness, and shall in writing inform the Commonwealth Electoral Officer of their destruction.

 

By Authority: J. Kemp, Acting Government Printer, Melbourne.

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