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Electoral and Referendum Regulations (Amendment)

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  • - F1996B04252
  • No longer in force
SR 1990 No. 334 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Electoral and Referendum Regulations.
Administered by: Finance
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Nov-1990
Tabled Senate07-Nov-1990
Gazetted 18 Oct 1990
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Finance (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

Statutory Rules 1990 No. 3341


Electoral and Referendum Regulations2


I. THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

Dated 11 October 1990.



By His Excellency’s Command.

Peter Cook

Minister of State for Industrial Relations

for and on behalf of the

Minister of State for Administrative Services


1. Amendment

1.1 The Electoral and Referendum Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.

2. Regulation 5 (Interpretation)

2.1 Subregulation 5(1) (definition of “Courier service”):

Omit the definition.

2.2 Subregulation 5 (2):

Omit “the Schedule”, substitute “Schedule 1”.

3. New regulations 7, 8 and 9

Insert after regulation 6:


(S.R. 326/90)      Cat. No.                                                                                                                                 14/26.9.1990


Provision of microfiche to prescribed authority under subsection 91 (10) of the Act

“7. The provision of:

(a) a microfiche of a Roll: or

(b) information referred to in subsection 91 (9) of the Act;

to a prescribed authority is authorised for the purposes of subsection 91 (10) of the Act.

Prescribed authorities for the purposes of paragraph 91 (11) (a) of the Act

“8. The Departments specified in Part 1 of Schedule 2 are specified for the purposes of paragraph 91 (11) (a) of the Act.

Prescribed authorities for the purposes of paragraph 91 (11) (b) of the Act

“9. The authorities of the Commonwealth specified in Part 2 of Schedule 2 are specified for the purposes of paragraph 91 (11) (b) of the Act.”.

4. Part II, Division 3 (Objections)

4.1 Omit the Division.

5. Regulation 34 (Undertaking by officers and scrutineers)

5.1 Omit the regulation.

6. Regulation 36 (Use of polling booth for two elections, &c.)

6.1 Omit the regulation.

7. Regulation 37 (Ballot-boxes)

7.1 Omit the regulation.

8. Regulation 38 (Official mark)

8.1 Omit the regulation.

9. Regulation 39 (Senate ballot-papers)

9.1 Omit the regulation.

10. Part III, Division 2 (Voting by Post)

10.1 Omit the Division.

11. Part III, Division 4 (Voting pursuant to section 192, 235, 236 or 237 of the Act or section 37, 38, 39 or 65 of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act)

11.1 Omit the Division.

12. Part III, Division 5 (Scrutiny by Assistant Returning Officer)

12.1 Omit the Division.


13. Part III, Division 6 (Recount of Ballot-papers)

13.1 Omit the Division.

14. Regulation 84 (Preservation of documents)

14.1 Omit the regulation.

15. Regulation 85 (Authorised official inquiry)

15.1 Omit the regulation.

16. Regulation 86 (Collection of statistical information)

16.1 Omit the regulation.

17. Regulation 93 (Offence for which no penalty prescribed)

17.1 Omit the regulation.

18. Regulation 96 (Strict compliance with Forms in the Schedule not required)

18.1 Omit the regulation.

19. Part IV (Referendum)

19.1 Omit the Part.

20. Schedule (Forms)

20.1 Heading to the Schedule:

Omit “SCHEDULE”, substitute “SCHEDULE 1”.

20.2 Form 18:

Omit the Form.

20.3 Form 19:

Omit the Form.

20.4 Form 27 (Postal Vote Certificate):

Omit the Form.

21. New Schedule 2

21.1 Add at the end:




Regulations 7, 8 and 9


Attorney-General’s Department

Department of Administrative Services

Department of Community Services and Health

Department of Defence

Department of Employment, Education and Training

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs

Department of Primary Industries and Energy

Department of Social Security

Department of Transport and Communications

Department of Veterans’ Affairs


Australia Post

Australian Customs Service

Australian Federal Police

Australian Government Retirement Benefits Office

Australian Government Solicitor

Australian Security Intelligence Organization

Australian Taxation Office

Corporate Affairs Commission

National Crime Authority

Trade Practices Commission



1. Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 18 October, 1990.

2. Statutory Rules 1940 No. 163 as amended to date. For previous amendments see Note 2 to Statutory Rules 1990 No. 33 and see also Statutory Rules 1990 No. 33.

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