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SLI 2010 No. 225 Regulations as made
These Regulations provide for transitional and application provisions following amendments to the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.
Administered by: Finance
Made 19 Jul 2010
Registered 20 Jul 2010
Tabled HR 28 Sep 2010
Tabled Senate 28 Sep 2010

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Regulations 20101

Select Legislative Instrument 2010 No. 225

I, MARIE BASHIR, Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Act 2010.

Dated 19 July 2010

MARIE BASHIR

Administrator

By Her Excellency’s Command

JOSEPH LUDWIG


Contents

                        1     Name of Regulations                                                        2

                        2     Commencement                                                              2

                        3     Definitions                                                                       2

                        4     Review of Rolls                                                                3

                        5     Lists of deaths                                                                 3

                        6     Lists of convictions                                                          4

                        7     Claims sent by fax                                                           4

                        8     Objection action                                                              5

                        9     Review of decisions                                                          5

                       10     Registration as general postal voter                                   5

                       11     Review of Registers                                                          5

                       12     Antarctic electors                                                            5

 

 


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Regulations 2010.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre‑poll Voting and Other Measures) Act 2010.

3              Definitions

                In these Regulations:

Act means the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Act 2010.

amended Electoral Act means the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 as amended by the Act.

commencement day means the day on which these Regulations commence.

former Electoral Act means the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 as in force before the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Act.

4              Review of Rolls

                For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act, a review of the Roll for a Subdivision of a Division that:

                (a)    was commenced under subsection 104 (7) of the former Electoral Act before the commencement day; and

               (b)    was not completed before the commencement day;

is taken, on and after the commencement day, to be a review of the Roll conducted by the Electoral Commissioner under subsection 104 (7) of the amended Electoral Act.

5              Lists of deaths

         (1)   For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act:

                (a)    a Registrar-General is taken to comply with paragraph 108 (a) of the amended Electoral Act if the Registrar-General forwards a list mentioned in that paragraph to a Divisional Returning Officer; and

               (b)    paragraph (a) ceases to apply when the Registrar-General is notified by the Electoral Commissioner of the person to whom the Registrar-General must forward the list for the purposes of paragraph 108 (a) of the amended Electoral Act.

         (2)   For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act:

                (a)    a Registrar-General is taken to comply with paragraph 108 (b) of the amended Electoral Act if the Registrar-General forwards information mentioned in that paragraph to the Australian Electoral Officer for the State; and

               (b)    paragraph (a) ceases to apply when the Registrar-General is notified by the Electoral Commissioner of the person to whom the Registrar-General must forward the information for the purposes of paragraph 108 (b) of the amended Electoral Act.

6              Lists of convictions

         (1)   For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act:

                (a)    a Controller-General of Prisons  is taken to comply with subsection 109 (1) of the amended Electoral Act if the Controller-General forwards a list mentioned in that paragraph to the Australian Electoral Officer for the State; and

               (b)    paragraph (a) ceases to apply when the Controller-General is notified by the Electoral Commissioner of the person to whom the Registrar-General must forward the list for the purposes of subsection 109 (1) of the amended Electoral Act.

         (2)   For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act:

                (a)    a Controller-General of Prisons  is taken to comply with subsection 109 (2) of the amended Electoral Act if the Controller-General forwards a list mentioned in that paragraph to the Australian Electoral Officer for the State; and

               (b)    paragraph (a) ceases to apply when the Controller-General is notified by the Electoral Commissioner of the person to whom the Registrar-General must forward the list for the purposes of subsection 109 (2) of the amended Electoral Act.

7              Claims sent by fax

                For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act, the repeal by the Act of section 111A of the former Electoral Act does not affect a claim that:

                (a)    was sent by fax in accordance with subsection 111A (1) of the former Act; and

               (b)    was received by an officer mentioned in subsection 111A (1) of the former Act before the commencement day; and

                (c)    was not dealt with before the commencement day.

8              Objection action

                For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act, Part IX of the former Electoral Act continues to apply in relation to an objection made under section 114 of the former Electoral Act before the commencement day.

9              Review of decisions

                For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act, Part X of the former Electoral Act continues to apply in relation to:

                (a)    a request for review made under section 120 of the former Electoral Act before the commencement day; and

               (b)    an application for review made under section 121 of the former Electoral Act before the commencement day.

10            Registration as general postal voter

                For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act, Part XV of the former Electoral Act continues to apply in relation to an application for registration as a general postal voter made in accordance with section 184A of the former Electoral Act before the commencement day.

11            Review of Registers

                For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act, a review of the Register for a Division that:

                (a)    was commenced under section 185B of the former Electoral Act before the commencement day; and

               (b)    was not completed before the commencement day;

is taken, on and after the commencement day, to be a review of the Register conducted by the Electoral Commissioner under section 185B of the amended Electoral Act.

12            Antarctic electors

                For item 189 of Schedule 2 to the Act, section 249 of the former Electoral Act continues to apply in relation to a request under subsection 249 (1) of the former Act made before the commencement day.


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