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SR 1907 No. 97 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 21 Sep 1907
Date of repeal 15 Jan 1910
Repealed by Commonwealth Electoral and Referendum Regulations (Provisional)

statutory rules.

1907. No. 97.

 

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 make the following Regulations under the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906 to come into operation forthwith, such Regulations to supersede Provisional Regulations issued on the 7th day of June, 1907, which are hereby repealed.

Dated this thirteenth day of September, One thousand nine hundred and seven.

NORTHCOTE,

Governor-General.

By His Excellency’s Command,

J. H. KEATING,

Minister of State for Home Affairs.

 

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 Commonwealth Electoral Officer for the State in which they were counted until the Commonwealth Electoral Officer is authorized to destroy them.

Destruction of Ballot-papers.

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

Method of Destruction.

3.  The Commonwealth Electoral Officer for the State 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 Chief Electoral Officer of their destruction.

 

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

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