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Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1910

Authoritative Version
  • - C1910A00031
  • No longer in force
Act No. 31 of 1910 as made
An Act to amend the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1909.
Date of Assent 01 Dec 1910
Date of repeal 03 Sep 1984
Repealed by Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

REFERENDUM (CONSTITUTION ALTERATION).

 

No. 31 of 1910.

An Act to amend the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906–1909.

[Assented to 1st December, 1910.]

BE it enacted by the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows :—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.) This Act may be cited as the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1910.

(2.)  The Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1909, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1910.

2.    The Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906-1909 is amended—

(a) by inserting therein, after section ten, the following section:—

Electors who may be admitted to vote at referendum.

“10a(1.)  At a referendum the following electors only shall be admitted to vote—

(a) Electors whose names are on an Electoral Boll at the time of the issue of the writ; and

(b) Electors whose names are placed on an Electoral Roll in pursuance of any claim, application to transfer, or change received before the time of the issue of the writ.

(2.)  For the purposes of this section, the writ shall be deemed to have been issued at six o’clock in the afternoon of the day on which it was issued.

(3.)  Nothing in this section shall be deemed to entitle any person, who is disqualified from voting, to vote”, and

Scrutineers.

(b) by adding at the commencement of section seventeen the words “The Governor-General, or any person authorized by him, may appoint one scrutineer at each polling place in each State and”.