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SR 1924 No. 37 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 06 Mar 1924
Date of repeal 20 Jan 1930
Repealed by Joint Electoral Rolls (Commonwealth and Victoria) Regulations

STATUTORY RULES.

1924. No. 37.

 

REGULATIONS RELATING TO JOINT ELECTORAL ROLLS IN THE STATE OF VICTORIA.

WHEREAS pursuant to the Commonwealth Electoral Act and the Electoral Act of the State of Victoria, the Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia has entered into an arrangement with the Governor of the said State for the preparation, alteration, and revision jointly of Commonwealth Electoral Rolls and State Assembly Electoral Rolls in the said State:

And whereas it is desirable for the purpose of carrying the said arrangement into effect for the Governor‑General and the Governor of the said State to respectively make the following Regulations under the said Acts:

Now, therefore, I, the Governor‑General, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, do hereby make the following Regulations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918‑1922 to the intent that they shall have force in relation to the joint Rolls to be prepared and kept in the State of Victoria in pursuance of the said recited arrangement:

Dated the fifth day of March, 1924.

FORSTER,

Governor‑General.

By Command of His Excellency the Governor‑General—

Ll. ATKINSON,

for Minister of State for Home and Territories.

 

Electoral Act 1923, No. 3331.

JOINT ELECTORAL ROLLS (COMMONWEALTH AND STATE).

At the Executive Council Chamber, Melbourne, the sixth day of March, 1924.

Present:

His Excellency the Governor of Victoria.

Mr. Lawson,

Sir A. J. Peacock,

Dr. Argyle,

Mr. Old,

Mr. Goudie,

Mr. Crockett,

Mr. Gordon,

Mr. Wettenhall.

WHEREAS pursuant to section 7 of the Electoral Act 1923 the Governor in Council has arranged with the Governor‑General of the Commonwealth for the preparation, alteration, and revision of Rolls of Electors for the Assembly jointly by the State and the Commonwealth, with the intent that the same may be used as Electoral Rolls for the Commonwealth elections as well as for elections of the Assembly and incidental to such arrangement it is deemed desirable under the powers conferred by section 49 of the Act referred to, to pass regulations prescribing forms and matters for carrying out the provisions of Part I. of the cited Act: Now under the powers in that behalf conferred by the said section His Excellency the Governor of the State of Victoria, by and with the advice of the Executive Council thereof, doth make the following regulations.

And the Honorable Stanley Seymour Argyle, His Majesty’s Chief Secretary for the State of Victoria, shall give the directions herein necessary to be given in the interests of the State accordingly.

F. W. MABBOTT,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

C.18923.—Price 8d.


 

JOINT ELECTORAL (COMMONWEALTH AND VICTORIA) REGULATIONS 1924.        

Part I.—Preliminary.

Short title and commencement.

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Joint Electoral (Commonwealth and Victoria) Regulations, and shall come into operation on the twentieth day of March, 1924.

Parts.

2. These Regulations are divided into Parts, as follows:—

Part       I.—Preliminary.

Part      II.—Electoral––

Division 1.—Enrolment.

Division 2.—Objections.

Division 3.—Miscellaneous.

Definitions.

3. (1) In these Regulations unless the contrary intention appears—

“The Assembly” means the Legislative Assembly of the State of Victoria;

“The Commonwealth Chief Electoral Officer” means the Chief Electoral Officer for the Commonwealth appointed pursuant to the Commonwealth Electoral Act;

“The Commonwealth Electoral Act” means the Act or Acts of the Commonwealth for the time being in force relating to Parliamentary Elections;

“The Commonwealth Electoral Officer” means the Commonwealth Electoral Officer for the State of Victoria appointed pursuant to the Commonwealth Electoral Act;

“The Divisional Returning Officer” means the Commonwealth Divisional Returning Officer for the Commonwealth Electoral Division in relation to which the expression is used.

“The Electoral Act, Victoria,” means the Electoral Act 1923 of the State of Victoria, and includes any Act amending or in substitution for that Act.

“The Registrar” means the Electoral Registrar for the Commonwealth Subdivision and the State Assembly Subdivision in relation to which the expression is used;

“ The State Chief Electoral Officer” means the Chief Electoral Officer for the State of Victoria appointed pursuant to The Constitution Act Amendment Act 1915 of the State of Victoria; and

(2) Any reference in these Regulations to a form shall be read as a reference to a form in the Schedule to these Regulations.

Application of these Regulations.

4. These Regulations shall apply in relation to joint Rolls in the State of Victoria.

Application of other Commonwealth and State Electoral Regulations.

5. The Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1919‑1922 made under the Commonwealth Electoral Act and the Regulations made under the provisions of the Constitution Act Amendment Act of the State of Victoria shall not apply in relation to the joint Rolls in respect of matters for which provision is made by these Regulations but shall, to the extent to which they are applicable, apply in respect of other matters.


 

Part II.—Electoral.

Division 1.—Enrolment.

Form of Joint Roll.

Com. s. 31. Vic. s. 16.

6. (1.) The Roll to be used jointly for Commonwealth elections and also State elections for the Assembly may he in accordance with Form 1 and shall contain the particulars indicated therein.

(2.) Where a person whose name is on the joint Roll is not enrolled thereon as an Assembly elector, an asterisk (*) shall be placed against his name to indicate that he is not so enrolled.

(3.) Where a person whose name is on the joint Roll is not enrolled thereon as a Commonwealth elector, a circle (o) shall be placed against his name to indicate that he is not so enrolled.

Sale of electoral rolls.

Com. s. 37(1). Vic. sec. 10.

7. (1.) The prices at which Rolls are sold shall be as follow:—

s.   d.

Principal Roll for a Division............................... 2 0

Principal Roll for an Assembly District.............. 1    0

Principal Roll for a Subdivision......................... 0    6

Supplemental Roll for a Division or an Assembly

District......................................................... 0    6

Supplemental Roll for a Subdivision.................. 0    3

(2.) Moneys received from the sale of joint Rolls shall be divided equally between the Commonwealth and the State.

Form of electoral claim.

Com. secs. 40‑42 and 47.

Vic. secs 21‑22, 24 and 28.

8. (1.) The form of claim for enrolment in respect of the place of living of a claimant, or transfer of such enrolment, or notification of change of address within the same subdivision may be in accordance with Form 2, and shall be valid for the Commonwealth notwithstanding that it contains a claim for enrolment, or transfer of enrolment, or change of address for both the Commonwealth and the Assembly, and the form of claim for enrolment, or transfer of enrolment, or change of address, shall be valid for the Assembly, notwithstanding that it contains a claim for enrolment, or transfer of enrolment, or change of address for both the Assembly and the Commonwealth.

(2.) Any person, enrolled in respect of his place of living, applying for correction of the entry on the Roll of his name or particulars of enrolment may apply in accordance with Form 2, or in such other form, signed by the applicant, as the Registrar approves.

(3.) The form of claim for enrolment as an elector for the Assembly in respect of a property qualification may be in accordance with Form 2A.

Registration of claim.

Com secs. 43 (1) 47 (1) (a) and

Vic. secs. 25 (l) 28 (1) (a) and (b).

9. (1.) Upon receipt of a claim for enrolment or transfer of enrolment, or notification of change of address within a Subdivision, or application for the alteration or correction of particulars of an existing enrolment, the Registrar shall note thereon the date of its receipt by him, and if the claim, notification, or application is in order and he is satisfied that the claimant is entitled to be enrolled, or to have his name transferred, or the particulars of his enrolment altered or corrected, the Registrar shall forthwith—

(i) enter on the Subdivision Roll the name of the claimant and the particulars relating to him or alter or correct the particulars of his enrolment, as the case requires, and where the claimant is enrolled as a Commonwealth elector only, or as an Assembly elector only, place the appropriate prescribed distinguishing mark opposite the name of the claimant; and

(ii) in the case of an enrolment or a transfer of enrolment, notify the claimant, in accordance with Form 3 or 3 A (as the case requires), that he has been enrolled; and

(iii) in the case of a transfer of enrolment, give notice of the transfer to the Registrar keeping the Subdivision Roll from which the elector’s name has been transferred.

Provided that the Registrar before enrolling a claimant as an Assembly elector, in respect of a property qualification, shall—

(а) obtain from the Registrar for the subdivision in which the claimant resides a certificate in the form authorized by the Commonwealth Chief Electoral Officer and the State Chief Electoral Officer to the effect that the claimant is enrolled as an elector for the Assembly on the Roll in force for the subdivision in which he resides; and

(b) verify his claim to such property qualification by inquiry from the proper municipal authority.

(2.) An interim acknowledgment of the receipt, after the issue of the writ for a Commonwealth election, and before the close of the polling at the election, of a claim for enrolment or transfer of enrolment, may be issued to the elector by the Registrar, in the form authorized by the Commonwealth Chief Electoral Officer.

Notification of transfer of enrolment.

10. The notification of the transfer of the enrolment of an elector, or the enrolments of electors, may be in accordance with Form 4.

Com. sec. 43(1). Vic. sec. 25.(1). Reference of claim to Returning Officer.

Com. sec. 44 (1). Vic. sec. 26 (1)

11. (1.) The reference of an electoral claim to the Divisional Returning Officer for his decision pursuant to section 44 (1) of the Commonwealth Electoral Act and section 26 (1) of the Electoral Act, Victoria, may be made in the form authorized by the Commonwealth Chief Electoral Officer and the State Chief Electoral Officer.

(2.) The notification to the claimant of such reference may be in accordance with Form 5.

Notification of rejection of claim.

Com. sec. 44 (2) and (4).

Vic. sec. 26 (2) and (4).

12. (1.) The notification by the Divisional Returning Officer to the Registrar of the rejection of an electoral claim may be in the form authorized by the Commonwealth Chief Electoral Officer and the State Chief Electoral Officer.

(2.) The notification to the claimant of the rejection of an electoral claim may be in accordance with Form 6.

Formally defective claim.

Certificate authorizing removal of name.

Com. sec. 47 (1) (h).

Vic. sec. 28 (1) (i).

13. The Registrar, upon receipt of an electoral claim which is not in order by reason of some formal defect only, may send to the claimant a notification in accordance with Form 7 indicating the nature of the defect, and, as the case requires—

(a) return the claim to him for completion or correction; or

(b) furnish him with a fresh form of claim for completion.

14. The certificate of the Commonwealth Electoral Officer and the State Chief Electoral Officer authorizing the removal of the name of an elector, or the names of electors, from a Roll, and the direction of the Divisional Returning Officer thereon, may be in accordance with Form 8.


 

Notification of removal of name from roll.

Com. sec. 47 (1) (h).

Vic. sec. 28 (1)

15. Where a name is removed from a Roll by direction of the Divisional Returning Officer upon the certificate of the Commonwealth Electoral Officer and the State Chief Electoral Officer, pursuant to paragraph (h) of sub‑section (1) of section 47 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, and paragraph (i) of sub‑section (1) of section 28 of the Electoral Act, Victoria, the Registrar shall send to the elector whose name is so removed a notification in accordance with Form 9.

Change of electors from the roll to another.

Com. sec. 28. Vic, sec. 10.

16. (1.) The change of electors from one Roll to another, in accordance with section 28 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act and section 10 of the Electoral Act, Victoria, shall be effected, where necessary, by removing the names of the electors from the Roll from which they are changed, and by entering the names so removed on the Roll to which they are changed.

(2.) Notice of the change shall be sent by post to each elector concerned, and may be in accordance with Form 10:

Provided that when—

(а) a Subdivision is abolished and all electors whose names are on the Roll for that Subdivision are changed to another Subdivision Roll; or

(b) by reason of the alteration of the boundaries of a Division, or of an Assembly District, any Subdivision is changed from one Division, or Assembly District, to another Division, or Assembly District, and all the names of electors which are on the Subdivision Roll for the first‑mentioned Division, or Assembly District, are changed to a Subdivision Roll for the last‑mentioned Division, or Assembly District,

public notice of the change, given in the Commonwealth Gazette and the Victorian Government Gazette, and in some newspaper circulating in the part affected, shall be sufficient notice under this sub‑regulation.

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Division 2.—Objections.

Notice of objection.

Com. sec. 53. Vic. sec. 31.

26. (1.) The notice of objection lodged by an elector in respect of a name on a Roll as that of an elector of the Commonwealth and the Assembly, or either, may be in accordance with Form 15.

(2.) The notice of objection lodged by a Registrar in respect of a name on a Roll as that of an elector of the Commonwealth and the Assembly, or either, and the direction of the Divisional Returning Officer, may be in accordance with Form 16.

Notice to person objected to on the ground of non‑residence.

Com. sec. 55. Vic. sec. 32.

27. The notice to be forwarded by the Divisional Returning Officer to a person whose name has been objected to as that of an elector of the Commonwealth and the Assembly, or either, upon the ground of non‑residence, may be in accordance with Form 17.

Notice to person objected to on ground other than non‑residence.

Com. sec. 55. Vic. sec. 32.

28. The notice to be forwarded by the Divisional Returning Officer to a person whose name has been objected to as that of an elector of the Commonwealth and the Assembly, or either, on a ground other than non‑residence, may be in accordance with Form 18.

Manner of answering objection.

Com. sec. 50. Vic. sec. 33.

29. Any person against whom an objection has been lodged or made may answer the objection—

(a) by attending before the Divisional Returning Officer at the place mentioned in the notice sent to him by the Divisional Returning Officer and making an oral statement to show that the objection is not good; or


 

(b) by sending by post, or delivering, to the Divisional Returning Officer at his office a statement in writing to show that the objection is not good.

Inquiry into objection.

Com. sec. 57. Vic. sec. 34.

30. Before determining an objection, the Divisional Returning Officer may make such inquiries as he thinks necessary to ascertain the facts in relation to the objection.

Notice of determination of objection.

Com. sec. 57. Vic. sec. 34.

31. (1.) Upon determining an objection the Divisional Returning Officer shall send notice of his decision, in accordance with Form 19, to the objector if the objector is not a Registrar, and to the person objected to if the person objected to has answered the objection within the prescribed period.

(2.) Where an objector is a Registrar, notice of the decision on the objection may be sent to him in accordance with the indorsement on Form 16, and such notice may contain a direction for the removal of an elector’s name from the Roll when an objection has been sustained.

Division 3.—Miscellaneous.

Electoral appeals.

Com. sec. 58. Vic. sec. 35

32. (1.) An application under section 58 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act and section 35 of the Electoral Act, Victoria, or either, as the case requires, to a court of summary jurisdiction (Court of Petty Sessions) may be made at any time within one calendar month after the receipt of notice under regulation 12 of these Regulations of the rejection of a claim for enrolment or transfer of enrolment, or of notice under regulation 31 of the determination of an objection, and may be made in writing in the form of a complaint setting out the material facts and asking that the Divisional Returning Officer be summoned to answer the complaint.

(2.) Upon the complaint being lodged with him, the clerk of the court shall issue a summons to the Divisional Returning Officer to appear before the court at a time and place mentioned in the summons to answer the complaint and produce all papers connected with the claim for enrolment or transfer of enrolment, or the objection, as the case requires.

(3.) The Divisional Returning Officer may, by himself or some person appointed to represent him, appear at the hearing and produce to the court all papers connected with the claim for enrolment or transfer of enrolment, or the objection, as the case requires, but if he does not desire to appear he may send the papers to the clerk, to be produced at the hearing, together with a statement in writing containing such observations as he sees fit to make, and any such statement shall be considered by the court at the hearing.

(4.) The Divisional Returning Officer, if present at, the hearing, or the person representing him, shall be entitled to be heard.

(5.) In this regulation “complaint” shall include any appropriate proceeding for the institution of a proceeding in a court of summary jurisdiction (Court of Petty Sessions).

Strict compliance with forms in the schedule not required.

33. Strict compliance with the forms in the schedule shall not be required, and substantial compliance shall suffice for the purposes of these Regulations.


 

THE SCHEDULE.

 

Regulation 6.

Form 1.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

Electoral Roll.

Commonwealth Division of [here insert name of Division].........................

State Assembly District of [here insert name of Division]........................................

Roll of Electors for the Subdivision of [here insert name of Subdivision],

M signifies Male.                                   F signifies Female.

[Here insert, in alphabetical order and numbered consecutively, the names in full of all electors for the Subdivision, specifying as regards each elector his or her place of living, occupation, and sex; and, in the care of a person enrolled in virtue of a property qualification as an elector for the Stale Assembly, the description and situation of his or her qualifying property.

Where a person is enrolled in virtue of a property qualification as an elector for the State Assembly only, the name and particulars regarding that person as such elector may be shown in the roll in the following manner:—

His or her full name shall appear in its place in the roll according to alphabetical and numerical sequence, and the property qualification and other particulars regarding that elector shall be specified at the end of the roll, and a reference to such particulars shall be given opposite the name of the elector where it first appears in the roll.]

Footnotes.

* Not enrolled on this Roll as a State Assembly Elector.

a Not enrolled on this Roll as a Commonwealth Elector.

 

Form 2.

Regulation 8 (1).

Form to be used in respect of both the Commonwealth and the State Assembly, or either, by a qualified person (a) when claiming enrolment in respect of his place of living or transfer of such enrolment, or (b) when notifying a change of address within the same subdivision or applying for the correction of any particulars of an existing enrolment.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

Electoral Claim.

To the Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of.........................................................................

Commonwealth Division of...............................................................................................

State Assembly District of.................................................................................................

1. I am an inhabitant of Australia, and have lived—

(a) in Australia for at least six months continuously, and

(b) in Victoria for at least three months.

(If claimant has not lived in Victoria far at least three months be must strike out sub‑paragraph (b).)

2. I now live and have lived in the above‑named Subdivision for a period of not less than one month immediately preceding the date of this claim.

3. I am a natural born or naturalized subject of the King, am not under the age of 21 years, and am not disqualified for enrolment as a Commonwealth* and a State Assembly elector.

4. My name is at present enrolled for the.......................................... Subdivision in the State of        in respect of the following address in that Subdivision, namely:—

(If NOT already enrolled on any Commonwealth or Assembly Subdivision Roll in Victoria, or on any Commonwealth Roll in another State, strike out paragraph (4).)


 

Regulation 8 (1)––continued.

5. I hereby claim the enrolment to which I am entitled pursuant to this claim, and to have my name and particulars for enrolment, as set out on the back hereof, placed on the Electoral Roll for the above‑named Subdivision as an elector of the Commonwealth and of the State Assembly, or either, as the case requires.

I declare that the whole of the statements made in this claim (including those set forth on the back hereof) are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Personal Signature of Claimant }............................................................................................

(The signature of the claimant must be his personal signature. If unable to sign his name in his own handwriting, he may make his mark as his signature, but such signature must be made in the presence of the person who signs as witness.)

I, the undersigned, being an elector or person qualified to be an elector of the Commonwealth or the State Assembly, certify that I have seen the above‑named claimant sign the above claim, and that I either know the statements contained in the claim to be true or have satisfied myself by inquiry of the claimant or otherwise that the said statements are true.

(Penalty on witness for failure to fully comply with this requirement—£50.)

Personal Signature of Witness.....................................................................................................

(in own handwriting.)

Occupation..................................................................................................................................

Place of Living............................................................................................................................

Dated the...................................................................... day of............................. 19..........

* An aboriginal native of Australia, Asia, Africa, or the Islands of the Pacific, qualified for State enrolment, but disqualified for Commonwealth enrolment, using this form should strike out the words “Commonwealth and a” in paragraph 3.

 

Particulars for Enrolment

[Back of Form.]

Surname—

Christian Names—

(in full).

Place of Living—

(Give full address, including name and street number, if any, of habitation.)

Occupation—                                                  Sex—

Date and Year of Birth—                              Place of Birth—

(Including Country.)

Former Surname*—

* To be filled in only in the case of a woman who has changed her name by marriage since her last enrolment.

Personal Signature of Claimant—

The particulars within this space are to be filled in by the Electoral Registrar.

Received (date)—

Registered (date)—

Acknowledged (date)—

Initials of Registrar—

Note.—The claimant should see that he receives an acknowledgment of this claim in due course, and note the enrolment which is effected in pursuance of the claim.

 


 

Form 2a.                                            Regulation 8 (3).

Form to be used by a person entitled, in respect of a property qualification, to be enrolled for the State Assembly on the Roll for a Subdivision of a District other than the District in which he resides.

State of Victoria.

The Constitution Act Amendment Act 1915 (Section 138).

The Electoral Act 1923 (Section 23).

Legislative Assembly Electoral Claim.

(Property Qualification.)

To the Electoral Registrar for the                                               Subdivision of the Electoral District of

1. I claim to have my name enrolled on the Roll for the above Subdivision of the above‑named Electoral District in virtue of the property qualification hereinafter described.

2. My name is enrolled on the Roll in force for the                                              Subdivision

of the Electoral District of                                                                           in virtue of a residential qualification.

3. I am* (a) the holder of a freehold estate in possession; or

(b) the lessee under an unexpired lease originally created for a term of not less than one year

of the qualifying property known as                                                    and situated in the municipal

district of                                                                     , in respect of which my name appears on the citizen burgess or voters’ roll or separate voters’ list of such municipal district.

4. I have not made claim for enrolment on any other Roll in force in virtue of a property qualification.

I declare that the whole of the statements made in this claim (including these set out on the back hereof) are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Personal Signature of Claimant }.................................................................

(The signature of the claimant must be his personal signature. If unable to sign his name in his own handwriting, he may make his mark as his signature, but such signature must be made in the presence of the person who signs as witness.)

I, the undersigned, being an elector or person qualified to be an elector of the Commonwealth or the State Assembly, certify that I have seen the above‑named claimant sign the above claim, and that I either know the statements contained in the claim to be true or have satisfied myself by inquiry of the claimant or otherwise that the said statements are true.

(Penalty on witness for failure to fully comply with this requirement—£50.)

Personal signature of witness..................................................................................

(in own handwriting)

Occupation—

Place of living—

Dated the                              day of                       19       .

Note.—“Lease” includes a bonâ fide tenancy agreement in writing, and “lessee” includes a tenant under any such agreement.

* Strike out ground which does not apply to claim.

C.18923.––2

Particulars of Enrolment.

[Back of form.]

Surname —

Christian or other name or names in full—

Residence (including street and number or name of dwelling)—

Occupation (if female, state whether married, widow, or spinster)—Sex—

Nature of qualification (freehold or leasehold)—

Description and situation of qualifying property—

Signature of claimant—

The particulars within this space are to be filled in by the Electoral Registrar.

Received [date]—

Residential enrolment verified [date]—

Property qualification verified [date]—

Registered [date]—

Acknowledged [date]—

Initials of Registrar––

 

Form 3.                                               Regulation 9 (1).

Commonwealth of Australia. Slate of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Commonwealth Division of—

State Assembly District of—

Subdivision of—

It is important that you should retain this acknowledgment as evidence of your enrolment.

Acknowledgment and Intimation to Elector in Relation to Enrolment, Transfer of Enrolment, or Correction or Alteration of Enrolment.

To—

*1. Your name has been enrolled for the above‑named Subdivision of the Commonwealth Division of , and the State Assembly District of

pursuant to your claim dated

*2. Your change of place of living; within the above‑named Subdivision as set out in your notification dated   has been noted in the Roll.

*3. Your enrolment for the above‑named Subdivision has been corrected pursuant to your notification dated

You are informed, for your future guidance, that if you change your place of living from the address in the Subdivision for which you are enrolled to another address in the same Subdivision and fail within 21 days after making such change to notify the Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of your new address, in the prescribed form, or that if you change your place of living to any other Subdivision, and after you have lived in that Subdivision for a period of one month fail within the next ensuing 21 days to send or deliver to the Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision a claim for transfer of enrolment in the prescribed form, such failure will render you liable to a penalty not exceeding £2 (Two pounds).

Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of—

Address—

Dated the                              day of                       19       .

Note to Elector.—An elector who is only temporarily absent from his place of living, although the period of such absence may exceed one month, is not thereby deemed to have changed his place of living for the purposes of transfer of enrolment, or change of address on the Roll.

* Directions to Registrar.—(1) the Registrar shall strike out whichever of these paragraphs are not applicable to the case.

(2) If the elector’s name has been enrolled for the Commonwealth only, the Registrar must strike out of paragraph 1 the words “and the State Assembly District of                                                          .”

It the elector’s name has been enrolled for the State Assembly only the Registrar must strike out of paragraph 1 the words “the Commonwealth Division of                                                  , and”.


 

Form 3a.                                              Regulation 9 (1).

State of Victoria.

The Electoral Act 1923.

State Assembly District of—

Subdivision of—

Acknowledgment and Intimation to Elector in Relation to Enrolment in Virtue of a Property Qualification.

To—

It is important that you should retain this acknowledgment as evidence of your enrolment.

Your name has been enrolled for the above Subdivision of the State Assembly District, in virtue of a property qualification, pursuant to your claim dated

Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of—

Address—

Dated the                               day of                       19       .

 

Form 4.                                                Regulation 10.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Notification of Transfer of Enrolment.

To the Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of—

Commonwealth Division of—

State Assembly District of—

You are requested to remove from the Roll for the above‑mentioned Subdivision the name of each elector set out in Column 1 herein, on the ground that the elector has now been enrolled by me as an elector for the Commonwealth and the State Assembly, in pursuance of a claim for transfer of enrolment, for the Subdivision specified in Column 2 opposite the elector’s name.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

Particulars appearing in claim for transfer received by me.

Subdivision for which Elector has now been enrolled.

Address of Elector in Subdivision Roll kept by you as set out in Paragraph 4 of claim for transfer received by me.

(To be filled in by Registrar to whom notification addressed.)

Surname.

Christian Names (in full).

Occupation.

Sex.

Name removed

(date)

Elector’s Number on Roll (if name in print) or Date of Enrolment (if name in manuscript).

Remarks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision (or Subdivisions) specified in Column 2.

Commonwealth Division of—

State Assembly District of—

Dated the                       day of                 19    .

Received (date)—

Acted upon and forwarded to Divisional Returning Officer (date)—

Signature of Registrar—

NOTES.—(1) If the elector it enrolled for the Commonwealth only, strike out the reference to State Assembly District. If the elector it enrolled for the State Assembly only, strike out the references to Commonwealth Division.

(2) Where notifications of transfer of enrolment in this form are required to be sent to another Registrar relating to electors, some of whom are enrolled as Commonwealth electors and State Assembly electors, and others as Commonwealth electors only, or State Assembly electors only, separate forms of notification, each dealing with one description of elector only, should be used.


 

Regulation 11 (2).

Form 5.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Commonwealth Division of—

State Assembly District of—

Notification to Claimant of Reference of Electoral Claim.

To—

As I am not satisfied that you are entitled to be enrolled for the                         Subdivision of the—

(а) Commonwealth Division of—

(b) State Assembly District of—

[Note—Strike out (a) or (b) if the case so requires.]

in pursuance of your claim dated the                                    day of                  19 , I am referring the claim to the Divisional Returning Officer for his decision.

Upon receipt of the Divisional Returning Officer’s decision you will be duly notified in accordance therewith.

Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of—

Address—

Dated the                               day of                       19       .

 

Regulation 12 (2).

Form 6.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Notification to Claimant of Rejection of Electoral Claim.

To—

You are hereby notified that your claim to be enrolled on the Electoral Roll for the Subdivision of the—

(a) Commonwealth Division of—

(b) State Assembly District of—

[Note.—Strike out (a) or (b) if the case so requires.]

has been rejected by the Divisional Returning Officer on the ground that [here specify reason for rejection].

You are entitled, at any time within one calendar month after the receipt of this notification, to appeal to a court of summary jurisdiction (Court of Petty Sessions) for an order directing that your name be added to the Roll.

Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of—

Address—

Dated the                               day of                       19       .

 

Regulation 13.

Form 7.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Commonwealth Division of—

State Assembly District of—

Notification to Claimant of Formal Defect in Electoral Claim.

To—

Your claim to be enrolled on the Electoral Roll for the                                       Subdivision of the above‑named Division and District is defective by reason of [here set out nature of defect].

* The claim is forwarded herewith for completion or correction, and return to me without delay.

* Please complete the accompanying fresh form of claim and return it to me without delay.

Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of—

Address—

Dated the                               day of                       19       .

* The Registrar will strike out whichever of these paragraphs is not applicable to the case.

 


 

Regulation 14.

Form 8.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Consecutive No.

Certificate authorizing Removal of Names of Electors from Roll, and Direction of Divisional Returning Officer Thereon.

To the Divisional Returning Officer for the Commonwealth Division of

I certify that each elector named in Column (1) has ceased to be qualified for enrolment on the Roll for the Subdivision specified in Column (2) opposite his name, and has secured enrolment for the Subdivision specified in Column (3) opposite his name.

(1)

Surname, Christian Names, Place of Living, Occupation and Sex.

(2)

Subdivision for which Elector has ceased to be entitled to be enrolled

(3)

Subdivision, Commonwealth Division, and State Assembly District for which Elector has now been enrolled.

(4)

(To be filled in by Registrar.)

Name removed

(date).

Form 9 Issued (date).

Elector’s Number on Roll (if name In print) or Date of Enrolment (if name in manuscript).

Remarks.

Subdivision

Common wealth. Division.

State Assembly District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth Electoral Officer for the State.

State Chief Electoral Officer.

Date         /          /19       .

Received (date)—

Acted upon and returned to Divisional Returning Officer (date)—

Signature of Registrar—

To the Electoral Registrar

for the Subdivision or Subdivisions specified

in Column (2) above.

You are directed to remove the name of each of the above‑named electors from the Roll on which it appears, as specified in Column (2), and to forthwith notify the elector on Form 9. You will specify in Column (4) the action taken by you, and return this form to me for transmission to the Commonwealth Electoral Officer.

Divisional Returning Officer.

Date     /           /19       .

 


 

Regulation 15.

 

Form 9.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Notification to Elector of Removal of Name from Roll

To

[The full Christian names and surname to be inserted].

Occupation—

Address—

[as appearing on the Roll for the Subdivision from which the name has been removed].

Your name has been removed from the Electoral Roll for the                              Subdivision of the Commonwealth Division of                                                                                                  and the State Assembly.

District of                                                    on the ground that you have changed your place of living

and have secured enrolment for the                                            Subdivision of the Commonwealth

Division of                                      and the State Assembly District of

If you desire to make any representations in regard to this matter, your communication may be written in the space provided for the purpose at the foot of this form, and should be sent to the Commonwealth Electoral Officer for the State of Victoria.

Electoral Registrar

for the Subdivision of

Date     /           /19       .

(Note.—If the notification relates to the Commonwealth Roll only, or to the State Assembly Roll only, the form should be varied accordingly.)

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Reply (if any).

Personal Signature of elector

Present place of living

Witness to Signature

(Being an elector or person qualified to be an elector).

Occupation

Place of living

Dated the                             day of                                   19        .

 


 

Regulation 15.

Form 10.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Notification of Change of Enrolment consequent upon Alteration of Subdivision Boundaries.

To—

You are hereby informed that in accordance with the provisions of Section 28 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act and section 10 of the Electoral Act, Victoria, your name has been removed from the Roll for the

Subdivision of the Commonwealth

Division of                                                               and the State Assembly District of

                                            and has been placed on the Roll for the                           Subdivision

of the Commonwealth Division of                                                              and the State Assembly

District of

Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of—

Address—

Dated the                             day of                                   19        .

Note.—If the notification relates to the Commonwealth Roll only, or to the State Assembly Roll only, the form should be varied accordingly.

 

Form 15.                                         Regulation 26 (1).

[Form to be used by an Elector for the same Electoral Subdivision when lodging an objection (which must be accompanied by a deposit of five shillings) in respect of the retention of a name on the Roll as that of an Elector for the Commonwealth and the State Assembly or either.]

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Commonwealth Division of                                                                                    State Assembly

District of

Notice of Objection.

To the Divisional Returning Officer for the Commonwealth Division of

I object to the name of

No. on Roll.

Surname.

Christian Names at full length.

Place of living as appearing on Roll.

Occupation.

Place of Abode for time being. if known to the objector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

being retained on the Electoral Roll for the                                                         Subdivision of the

Commonwealth Division of                                                            and the State Assembly District

of                                                                   , on the ground that [here insert ground of objection].

(Signature)—

(Occupation)—

(Address)—

Dated the                          day of                          19        .

Note.—If an objection is lodged in respect of the name of a person as an elector for the Commonwealth but not as an elector for the State Assembly, or vice versa, the words “and the State Assembly District of         ,” or the words “the Commonwealth Division of

and” as the case requires, should be struck out.


 

Form 16.                                         Regulation 26 (2).

Form to be used by a Registrar when lodging objections to the retention of names on the Subdivision Roll kept by him as those of Electors for the Commonwealth and the State Assembly, or either.]

[Front of Form.]

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Notice of Objection.

To the Divisional Returning Officer

I object to each undermentioned name being retained on the Electoral Roll for the                     Subdivision of the Commonwealth Division of                                         and the State Assembly District of                                           on the ground [here insert ground of objection].

Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of—

Dated                                      day of                                 19    .

Person Objected to.

Place of living as appearing on Roll.

Occupation.

Place of Abode for time being, if known to Registrar.

Registrar’s

Initials.

No on Roll.

Surname.

Christian Names at full length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes.

(a) If an objection is lodged in respect of the name of a person as an elector for the Commonwealth but not as an elector for the State Assembly, or vice versa, the words “and the State Assembly District of        ,” or the words “the Commonwealth Division of

and,” as the case requires should be struck out.

(b) Where notices of objection are required to be made relating to electors, some of whom are enrolled as Commonwealth electors and State Assembly electors, and others as Commonwealth electors only, or State Assembly electors only, separate forms of notification, each dealing with one description of elector only, should be used.

(c) This form must be prepared in triplicate, one form retained by the Registrar and the other two furnished to the Divisional Returning Officer.

 

[Back of Form.]

Indorsement by Divisional Returning Officer.

(1) Notices of objection posted by Divisional Returning Officer to persons objected to

(2) Date of expiration of period allowed for answers to objections. (See Sec. 57 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act and Sec. 34 of the Electoral Act 1923, Victoria,)

(3) Answers received from—

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Notification to the Registrar for the                                                                         Subdivision

(a) Objections sustained excepting as to the following names, viz.:—

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(b) You are hereby required to forthwith remove from the Roll as—[here insert Commonwealth and State Assembly electors or Commonwealth electors only, or State Assembly electors only, as the case requires] all the names appearing on the within list of objections, with the exception of those mentioned in the foregoing paragraph (a), in regard to which the objections have not been sustained.

If any name in the within List has already been removed from the Roll pursuant to a notification of transfer, or from other cause, a notation setting out the reason for the removal, and the date thereof must be inserted opposite the name in the Schedule, e.g.—

“Removed by transfer (date                       ).”

Divisional Returning Officer for the Commonwealth Division of

Date          /          /19          .

All necessary action taken in accordance with the above direction.

Date          /          / 19         .

Electoral Registrar for the Subdivision of—

 


 

Form 17.                                               Regulation 27.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Notice of Objection to Person objected to on the Ground of Non‑Residence.

To—

[Here insert full Christian names and surname, occupation, and place of abode for the time being, if known to the Divisional Returning Officer, or, if not so known, place of living as appearing on Roll.]

Notice is hereby given that an objection has been lodged with me by [here insert the name and description, of the objector] objecting to your name being retained on the Electoral Roll for the Subdivision of [here insert name of Subdivision] of the Commonwealth Division of [here insert name of Division] and the State Assembly District of [here insert name of District], on the ground that you do not live in the Subdivision and have not so lived for at least one month last past.

You are entitled at any time within twenty days from the posting of this notice, to answer the objection either orally or in writing.

If you intend to answer the objection orally you should attend at my Office at [here insert address of office] between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on any day other than a Saturday, or between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 noon on a Saturday, before the expiration of twenty days from the posting of this notice.

If you claim that your place of living is still in the Subdivision, and you do not desire to attend at my office for the purpose of answering this objection orally, you should with the least delay, but before the expiration of twenty days from the posting of this notice—

(a) complete, personally sign, and date the reply at the foot hereof in the presence of a witness; and

(b) fold the notice so that the address “Commonwealth Divisional Returning Officer for the Division of  ” shall be visible, and send or deliver the notice to me with reply attached.

If you have ceased to live in the Subdivision as alleged you need not reply to this objection.

If you answer the objection, notice of the decision on the objection will be sent to you.

If you fail to answer the objection within twenty days from the posting of this notice, the objection will be determined, and your name may be struck off the Roll, but no notice of the decision on the objection will be sent to you.

Divisional Returning Officer for the Division of

Postal Address—

Dated the                     day of                             19          .

Note.—If the objection is lodged in respect of Commonwealth enrolment only, the words “and the State Assembly District of     ” should be struck out. If the objection is lodged in respect of State Assembly enrolment only, the words the Commonwealth Division of                                                                            and” should be struck out.

Reply.

To be completed only if the elector claims that his place of living is still in the Subdivision.)

1. I am the elector whose enrolment is objected to in this notice.

2. My place of living is still in the Subdivision of [here insert name of Subdivision], for which I retain my qualification for enrolment.

Personal Signature of elector—

(To be made in presence of witness.)

Address in Subdivision—

Witness to Signature—

(Being an elector or person qualified to be an elector.)

Occupation—

Place of Living—

Dated                                   day of                                19        .

 


 

Form 18.                                            Regulation 28.

Commonwealth of Australia. State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act. The Electoral Act, Victoria.

Notice of Objection to Person objected to on a Ground other than that of Non‑residence.

To—

[Here insert full christian names and surname, occupation, and place of abode, for the time being, if known to the Divisional Returning Officer, or, if not so known, place of living as appearing on Roll.]

Notice is hereby given that an objection has been lodged with me by [here insert the name and description of the objector] objecting to your name being retained on the Electoral Roll for the Subdivision of [here insert name of Subdivision] of the Commonwealth Division of [here insert name of Division] and the State Assembly District of [here insert name of District] on the following grounds, namely:—[Here insert grounds of objection.]

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You are entitled at any time within twenty days from the posting of this notice, to answer the objection either orally or in writing.

If you intend to answer the objection orally you should attend at my Office at [here insert address of office] between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. on any day other than a Saturday, or between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 noon on a Saturday, before the expiration of twenty days from the posting of this notice.

If you claim that you are qualified for the enrolment objected to, and do not desire to attend at my office for the purpose of answering this objection orally, you should with the least delay, but before the expiration of twenty days from the posting of this notice—

(a) complete, personally sign, and date the reply at the foot hereof in the presence of a witness; and

(b) fold the notice so that the address “Commonwealth Divisional Returning Officer for the Division of  ” shall be visible, and send or deliver the notice to me with reply attached.

If you are not qualified for the enrolment objected to, you need not reply to this objection.

If you answer the objection, notice of the decision on the objection will be sent to you.

If you fail to answer the objection within twenty days from the posting of this notice, the objection will be determined, and your name may be struck off the Roll, but no notice of the decision on the objection will be sent to you.

Divisional Returning Officer for the Division of

Postal Address—

Dated the                     day of                             19          .

Note.If the objection is lodged in respect of Commonwealth enrolment only, the words “and the State Assembly District of                                                                               ” should be struck out. If the objection

is lodged in respect of State Assembly enrolment only, the words “the Commonwealth Division of                and” should be struck out.

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Reply.

(To be completed only if the elector claims that he is qualified for the enrolment objected to.)

I am the elector whose enrolment is objected to in this notice, and I claim that I am qualified for such enrolment.

My reasons for so claiming are as follow:—

[Here set forth reasons relied upon as an answer to the objection.]

Personal Signature of Elector—

(To be made in presence of witness.)

Address in Subdivision—

Witness to Signature—

(Being an elector or person qualified to be an elector.)

Occupation—

Place of Living—

Dated the                                              day of                                   19       .

 


 

Regulation 31.

Form 19.

Commonwealth of Australia.   State of Victoria.

The Commonwealth Electoral Act.       The Electoral Act, Victoria,

Notice of Determination of Objection.

To—

Notice is hereby given that I have considered the objection lodged by [here set out the name of objector] to the retention of the name of [here set out name of person objected to] on the Electoral Roll for the        Subdivision of the Commonwealth

Division of                                         and the State Assembly District of

and have decided—

(a) to remove the said name from the said Electoral Roll as that of an elector of the Commonwealth Division of                                                     and the State Assembly District of        ;

(b) to dismiss the objection and to retain the said name on the said Electoral Roll.

(Note.—Strike out sub‑paragraph (a) or sub‑paragraph (b) as the case requires.)

If aggrieved by this decision you may, at any time within one calendar month after the receipt of this notice, appeal against the decision to a court of summary jurisdiction (Court of Petty Sessions).

Divisional Returning Officer for the Division of—

Dated the                              day of                           19       .

Note.If the objection is in respect of Commonwealth enrolment only, the words “and the State Assembly District of                                                                                          ” should be struck out. If the objection

is in respect of State Assembly enrolment only, the words “the Commonwealth Division of   and” should be struck out.

 

Printed and Published for the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia by Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer for the State of Victoria.