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Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940

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SR 1940 No. 163 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Human Services Legislation Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)
Principal Regulations; Repeals the former Electoral and Referendum Regulations
Administered by: Finance
Registered 11 Jul 2011
Start Date 01 Jul 2011
End Date 21 Oct 2011
Date of repeal 30 Mar 2016
Repealed by Electoral and Referendum Regulation 2016
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Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940

Statutory Rules 1940 No. 163 as amended

made under the

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984

This compilation was prepared on 1 July 2011
taking into account amendments up to SLI 2011 No. 120

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

Part I                            Preliminary                                                                 

                        1      Name of Regulations [see Note 1]                                    5

                        3      Repeal                                                                            5

                        5      Interpretation                                                                   5

                      5A      Prescribed authorities                                                      5

Part II                           Electoral                                                                      

Division 1                    Enrolment                                                                      

                        6      Form of Roll                                                                   6

                        7      Information on Rolls and certified lists of voters to be provided to particular people and organisations                                                                  7

                        8      Permitted purposes for use of information: prescribed authorities     7

                      8A      Permitted purposes for use of information: Australian Red Cross Blood Service       8

                        9      Permitted purposes for use of information: other persons or organisations   8

                    11A      Evidence of Identity (paragraphs 94A (2) (e) and 95 (2) (d) of the Act)           9

                       12      Evidence of Identity (paragraphs 96 (2) (d), 98 (2) (d) and 99A (4) (e) of the Act)        9

                       13      Prescribed electors (subparagraph 99B (4) (b) (i) and subsection 99B (6) of the Act, and subparagraph 38 (4) (b) (i) and subsection 38 (6) of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act)                                                                                    11

                    13A      Enrolment-related claims or notices do not have to be signed in certain circumstances          11

Part III                         Electoral and Referendum                                     

Division 1                    Conduct of Elections and Referendums                          

                    38A      Nomination forms                                                          13

                       39      Ballot paper — Senate                                                   14

                    39A      Ballot‑paper — House of Representatives                      15

                    39B      Evidence of identity (subsection 235 (1B) of the Act and subsection 37 (1B) of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act)                                           17

                    39C      Prescribed classes of electors (subparagraph 6 (cb) (ii) of Schedule 3 to the Act and subparagraph 6 (cb) (ii) of Schedule 4 to the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act)           18

                       40      State referendum or vote (Act, s 394)                             18

Division 2                    Electronically assisted voting for sight‑impaired people 

                       41      Definitions for Division 2                                               19

                       42      Electronically assisted voting                                         20

                       43      Electoral Commissioner to determine availability of electronically assisted voting      20

                       44      Who is entitled to an electronically assisted vote            20

                       45      Questions to be put to voter                                          21

                       46      Duty of officer to assist voter                                        22

                       47      Electronically assisted voting to take form of telephone assisted voting       22

                       48      Telephone assisted voting — home Divisional Office      22

                       49      Telephone assisted voting — outside home Divisional Office           24

                       50      Requirements relating to ballot boxes                             26

                       51      Role of scrutineers — national call centre                       26

                       52      Record of electronically assisted votes                          27

                    52A      What must be done with the voter’s ballot papers           28

                    52B      Scrutiny of ballot papers                                               28

                       53      Persons present when electronically assisted vote is cast (subsection 202AB (4) of the Act and subsection 73M (5) of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act)   29

                       54      Offences related to electronically assisted voting           29

                       57      Protection of electronic voting hardware or software       30

Division 7                    Enforcement of law in relation to compulsory voting      

                       81      Proceedings in Court on failure of elector to vote           30

                       83      Evidence in Court of summary jurisdiction                      31

                       87      Classes of articles for the purposes of paragraph 328 (3) (b) of the Act        31

Schedule 1                  Prescribed authorities and permitted purposes for use of information      32

Schedule 2                  Prescribed electors                                                      40

Schedule 3                  Prescribed documents                                                 43

Schedule 4                  Prescribed documents                                                 44

Notes                                                                                                          45

 


Part I                  Preliminary

  

1              Name of Regulations [see Note 1]

                These Regulations are the Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940.

3              Repeal

                The Electoral and Referendum Regulations (being Statutory Rules 1928, No. 80, as amended by Statutory Rules 1928, Nos. 107 and 117, and 1934, No. 100) are repealed.

5              Interpretation

         (1)   In these Regulations, unless the contrary intention appears:

referendum has the same meaning as in the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act.

Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act means the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984.

The Act means the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

         (3)   A reference in these Regulations to an elector or a person qualified to be an elector of the Commonwealth shall be read as a reference to a person whose name appears on a Roll of electors under the Act or a person entitled to be enrolled on such a roll.

5A           Prescribed authorities

                For the definition of prescribed authority in subsection 4 (1) of the Act, the Agencies and authorities of the Commonwealth mentioned in Schedule 1 are specified.

Part II                 Electoral

Division 1              Enrolment

6              Form of Roll

         (2)   Where:

                (a)    the Roll is a joint roll prepared in pursuance of an arrangement entered into by the Governor‑General and the Governor of a State under subsection 84 (1) of the Act; and

               (b)    a person whose name is on the Roll is not enrolled on that Roll as a Commonwealth elector;

his name shall be preceded in the Roll by a circle (o).

         (3)   Anything done, or any roll or other document prepared, in accordance with, or for the purposes of, a provision of the repealed Regulations shall, on and after the commencement of this subregulation, be deemed, for all purposes, to have been done or prepared in accordance with, or for the purposes of, the provision of these Regulations that corresponds to the provision of the repealed Regulations under which, or for the purposes of which, the thing was done or the roll or other document was prepared.

         (4)   In subregulation (3), the repealed Regulations means:

                (a)    the Joint Electoral (Commonwealth and New South Wales) Regulations, being Statutory Rules 1930 No. 82;

               (b)    the Joint Electoral (Commonwealth and South Australia) Regulations, comprising Statutory Rules 1921 No. 32 and 1929 No. 57;

                (c)    the Joint Electoral (Commonwealth and Tasmania) Regulations, comprising Statutory Rules 1922 No. 61 and 1929 No. 78; and

               (d)    the Joint Electoral (Commonwealth and Victoria) Regulations, being Statutory Rules 1930 No. 10.

7              Information on Rolls and certified lists of voters to be provided to particular people and organisations

         (1)   The organisations and persons specified in the following table are prescribed for the provisions of subsection 90B (4) of the Act specified in the following table:

 

Item

For this provision …

these organisations and persons are prescribed …

1

item 4 of the table in subsection 90B (4)

a prescribed authority

2

item 5 of the table in subsection 90B (4)

ACXIOM Australia Pty Limited

Betfair Pty Limited

Perceptive Communication Pty Ltd

The Global Data Company Pty. Ltd.

Veda Advantage Information Services and Solutions Limited

3

item 6 of the table in subsection 90B (4)

Betfair Pty Limited

4

item 7 of the table in subsection 90B (4)

ACXIOM Australia Pty Limited

Experian Asia Pacific Pty. Ltd.

Perceptive Communication Pty Ltd

The Global Data Company Pty. Ltd.

Veda Advantage Information Services and Solutions Limited

         (2)   For item 4 of the table in subsection 90B (4) of the Act, the provision to a prescribed authority of the information mentioned in that item is authorised.

8              Permitted purposes for use of information: prescribed authorities

                For paragraph 91A (2AA) (b) of the Act, the purposes mentioned in an item of Schedule 1 are permitted purposes for the prescribed authority mentioned in the item.

8A           Permitted purposes for use of information: Australian Red Cross Blood Service

                For paragraph 91A (2A) (c) of the Act, the following purposes are prescribed for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service:

                (a)    contacting any blood donor who has tested positive for a blood‑borne infection;

               (b)    contacting any person who has received a transfusion of blood donated by a person mentioned in paragraph (a);

                (c)    contacting any donor whose blood was transfused to a person who has since tested positive for a blood‑borne infection;

               (d)    contacting any donor whose blood was transfused to a person who has had a suspected adverse reaction to the blood.

9              Permitted purposes for use of information: other persons or organisations

                For paragraph 91A (2A) (c) of the Act, the following purposes are prescribed for a person or organisation that conducts medical research or provides a health screening program:

                (a)    the conduct of medical research in accordance with the Guidelines for the Protection of Privacy in the Conduct of Medical Research:

                          (i)    issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council under subsection 95 (1) of the Privacy Act 1988; and

                         (ii)    published in the Gazette on 22 March 2000;

               (b)    the provision of a public health screening program:

                          (i)    approved by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Aged Care; and

                         (ii)    conducted in accordance with the Guidelines for the Conduct of Public Health Screening Programs with particular reference to Privacy and the Management of Personal Information:

                                   (A)     issued by the Department of Human Services and Health; and

                                   (B)     published in the Gazette on 1 December 1993.

11A         Evidence of Identity (paragraphs 94A (2) (e) and 95 (2) (d) of the Act)

         (1)   Subject to subregulation (2), a person making an application under section 94A or 95 of the Act must provide:

                (a)    his or her driver’s licence number and the Australian State or Territory in which the licence was issued; or

               (b)    his or her Australian passport number.

         (2)   If an applicant does not hold a driver’s licence issued by an Australian State or Territory, and does not hold an Australian passport:

                (a)    the applicant must show to a person in a class of electors set out in Schedule 2 an original document, of a kind listed in item 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 of Schedule 3, that identifies the applicant; and

               (b)    the person must complete the declaration on the enrolment form, stating that the person:

                          (i)    is on the roll of electors; and

                         (ii)    has sighted the original of one of the documents listed in item 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 of Schedule 3.

         (3)   If an applicant is unable to comply with subregulation (1) or (2), the applicant must have his or her application signed by 2 electors, who are able:

                (a)    to confirm the applicant’s name; and

               (b)    to confirm that they have known the applicant for at least 1 month.

12            Evidence of Identity (paragraphs 96 (2) (d), 98 (2) (d) and 99A (4) (e) of the Act)

         (1)   Subject to subregulations (2) and (3), a person making an application under section 96, and a person making a claim under section 98 or 99A of the Act must provide details of:

                (a)    his or her driver’s licence number; and

               (b)    the Australian State or Territory in which the licence was issued.

         (2)   If an applicant or claimant does not hold a driver’s licence issued by an Australian State or Territory:

                (a)    the applicant or claimant must show to a person in a class of electors set out in Schedule 2 an original document, of a kind set out in Schedule 3, that identifies the applicant or claimant; and

               (b)    the person must complete the declaration on the enrolment form, stating that the person:

                          (i)    is on the roll of electors; and

                         (ii)    has sighted the original of one of the documents in Schedule 3.

         (3)   If a claimant under section 98 of the Act who has also made an application under section 99B of the Act, does not hold a driver’s licence issued by an Australian State or Territory:

                (a)    the claimant must show to a person in a class of electors set out in Schedule 2, an original document of a kind set out in Schedule 4, that identifies the claimant; and

               (b)    the person must complete the declaration on the enrolment form, stating that the person:

                          (i)    is on the roll of electors; and

                         (ii)    has sighted the original of one of the documents in Schedule 4.

         (4)   If an applicant or claimant is unable to comply with subregulation (1), (2) or (3), the applicant or claimant must have his or her application or claim signed by 2 electors, who are able to:

                (a)    confirm the applicant’s or claimant’s name; and

               (b)    confirm that they have known the applicant or claimant for at least 1 month.

13            Prescribed electors (subparagraph 99B (4) (b) (i) and subsection 99B (6) of the Act, and subparagraph 38 (4) (b) (i) and subsection 38 (6) of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act)

         (1)   The classes of electors to whom:

                (a)    an original of an applicant’s notification of Australian citizenship from the Immigration Department; or

               (b)    a copy of an applicant’s notification of Australian citizenship from the Immigration Department;

can be shown are set out in Schedule 2.

         (2)   The classes of electors who can attest that they:

                (a)    have sighted:

                          (i)    an applicant’s notification of Australian citizenship from the Immigration Department; or

                         (ii)    a copy of an applicant’s notification of Australian citizenship from the Immigration Department; and

               (b)    are satisfied that the notification relates to the applicant;

are set out in Schedule 2.

         (3)   The classes of electors who can attest to a copy of an applicant’s certificate of Australian citizenship are set out in Schedule 2.

         (4)   Subregulation (3) ceases to have effect on the commencement of section 3 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2006.

13A         Enrolment-related claims or notices do not have to be signed in certain circumstances

         (1)   For subsection 382 (7) of the Act, the requirements that must be satisfied are:

                (a)    that the person include his or her date of birth on the claim or notice; and

               (b)    that the person include his or her driver’s licence number on the claim or notice.

         (2)   In this regulation:

claim or notice means a claim, application, notice, objection, request or other communication that is required or permitted to be sent to the Electoral Commissioner under any of the following provisions:

                (a)    Part VII of the Act;

               (b)    Part VIII of the Act, other than:

                          (i)    subsection 98 (3); and

                         (ii)    subsection 99A (5); and

                        (iii)    subsection 99B (3); and

                        (iv)    subsection 104 (3);

                (c)    section 184A of the Act;

               (d)    section 249 of the Act.

Part III                 Electoral and Referendum

Division 1              Conduct of Elections and Referendums

38A         Nomination forms

         (1)   Forms C and CA, in Schedule 1 to the Act are altered by omitting:

“I, the candidate named above, declare that:”

and substituting:

“I, the candidate named above, state that:

Please tick  [ Ö ]

·                I am an Australian citizen                         Yes [ ]   No [ ]

·                I am at least 18 years of age                      Yes [ ]   No [ ]

·                I am an elector or qualified to be              Yes [ ]   No [ ]

an elector

·                I am not, by virtue of section 44 of the    Yes [ ]   No [ ]

Constitution, incapable of being chosen

or of sitting as a Senator

and I declare that:”.

         (2)   Forms CB and CC in Schedule 1 to the Act are altered by omitting:

“Each of the candidates named below declares as follows:”

and substituting

“Each of the candidates named below, states that:

Please tick  [ Ö ]

·                I am an Australian citizen                         Yes [ ]   No [ ]

·                I am at least 18 years of age                      Yes [ ]   No [ ]

·                I am an elector or qualified to be              Yes [ ]   No [ ]

an elector

·                I am not, by virtue of section 44 of the    Yes [ ]   No [ ]

Constitution, incapable of being chosen

or of sitting as a Senator

and declares as follows:”.

         (3)   Forms D and DA in Schedule 1 to the Act are altered by omitting:

“I, the candidate named above, declare that:”

and substituting:

“I, the candidate named above, state that:

Please tick  [ Ö ]

·                I am an Australian citizen                         Yes [ ]   No [ ]

·                I am at least 18 years of age                      Yes [ ]   No [ ]

·                I am an elector or qualified to be              Yes [ ]   No [ ]

an elector

·                I am not, by virtue of section 44 of the    Yes [ ]   No [ ]

Constitution, incapable of being chosen

or of sitting as a member of the House

of Representatives

and I declare that:”.

39            Ballot paper — Senate

         (1)   Form E in Schedule 1 to the Act is altered:

                (a)    by omitting:

“BALLOT PAPER   COMMONWEALTH·OF·AUSTRALIA

(5)                                                           Election of 6 senators”

and substituting both the Commonwealth Arms and:

“SENATE BALLOT PAPER

(5)

ELECTION OF (6) SENATORS”;

and

               (b)    by omitting “the numbers 1 to 7” and substituting “the numbers 1 to (7)”; and

                (c)    by omitting the figure “1” wherever occurring in the Form (other than in the instructions at the left‑hand side of the Form) and the footnotes to the Form and substituting “(1)”; and

               (d)    by omitting the figure “2”, “3” or “4” wherever occurring in the Form and the footnotes to the Form and substituting that figure in parentheses; and

                (e)    by omitting:

“5         Here insert name of State or Territory”

from the footnotes to the Form and substituting:

“(5)      Here insert name of State or Territory and year of election”;

and

                (f)    by omitting “6” from the footnotes to the Form and substituting “(6)”.

         (2)   If more than 26 groups are required to appear on a ballot paper, Form E in Schedule 1 to the Act is altered so that columns for the groups beyond the 26th group are headed “AA”, “AB”, and so on up to “AZ”, then “BA”, “BB” and so on up to “BZ”, and so on up to “ZZ”, above and below the line.

39A         Ballot‑paper — House of Representatives

         (1)   Form F in Schedule 1 to the Act is altered:

                (a)    by omitting:

Ballot‑paper

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

[State/Territory] of [here insert name of State or Territory].”

And substituting:

“BALLOT PAPER

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

[here insert name of State or Territory as appropriate ]”;

               (b)    by omitting:

“Election of one Member of the House of Representatives.

Directions. — Mark your vote on this ballot‑paper by placing the numbers [here insert ‘1 and 2’ where there are two candidates, ‘1, 2 and 3’ where there are three candidates, ‘1, 2, 3 and 4’ where there are four candidates, and so on as the case requires] in the squares respectively opposite the names of the candidates so as to indicate the order of your preference for them.”;

and substituting:

“Number the boxes from 1 to (here insert number of candidates) in the order of your choice”; and

                (c)    by omitting:

“CANDIDATES

o    CRANE, JASON.1

o    WILSON, BENJAMIN.1         [1Here insert, if appropriate,
o    BROOKMAN, DANIEL.1      the name of a registered

political party, or the

o    FRENCH, SARAH.1               word ‘Independent’]”;

o    LOPEZ, KATH.1

and substituting:

“ o   1

2                                      [1 Here insert name of a candidate

o    1                                      2 Here insert name of registered
2                                      political party or ‘Independent’

                                        if to be printed.]

o    1

       2

o    1

       2

[Here insert, in the case of a ballot paper other than a ballot paper issued in accordance with subsection 209 (7) ‘Remember  . . .  number every box to make your vote count.’]”.

         (2)   If there are more than 30 candidates for a Division, Form F in Schedule 1 to the Act is altered so that the names of the candidates are set out:

                (a)    in vertical columns that are as nearly as possible of equal length; and

               (b)    in the order required by section 212 of the Act so that each column after the first commences with the name of the candidate next succeeding that of the candidate whose name appears last in the immediately preceding column.

39B         Evidence of identity (subsection 235 (1B) of the Act and subsection 37 (1B) of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act)

         (1)   A person who wishes to cast a provisional vote on polling day or voting day must:

                (a)    at the time the provisional vote is cast, show to an officer:

                          (i)    the original of his or her driver’s licence; or

                         (ii)    an original document of a kind set out in Schedule 3; or

               (b)    by close of business on the first Friday following the polling day or voting day, show to an officer:

                          (i)    an original or attested copy of his or her driver’s licence; or

                         (ii)    an original or attested copy of a document of a kind set out in Schedule 3.

         (2)   A provisional vote cast in accordance with paragraph (1) (b) is taken not to be valid unless the person shows to an officer:

                (a)    an original or attested copy of his or her driver’s licence; or

               (b)    an original or attested copy of a document of a kind set out in Schedule 3;

by close of business on the first Friday following the polling day or voting day.

         (3)   The classes of electors who can attest to a copy of:

                (a)    a person’s driver’s licence; or

               (b)    a document of a kind set out in Schedule 3;

are set out in Schedule 2.

39C         Prescribed classes of electors (subparagraph 6 (cb) (ii) of Schedule 3 to the Act and subparagraph 6 (cb) (ii) of Schedule 4 to the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act)

         (1)   The classes of electors who can attest to a copy of the applicant’s certificate of Australian citizenship are set out in Schedule 2.

         (2)   Subregulation (1) ceases to have effect on the commencement of section 3 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2006.

40            State referendum or vote (Act, s 394)

         (1)   This regulation applies if:

                (a)    the Governor‑General has authorised a State vote to be held or taken on the day appointed as polling day for a Commonwealth vote; and

               (b)    there is an arrangement between the Electoral Commission and the electoral authority of the State for the Electoral Commission to conduct the State vote.

         (2)   An officer who performs functions in relation to the Commonwealth vote may perform functions in relation to the State vote.

         (3)   Polling booths, ballot boxes and other facilities provided, and machinery or arrangements established, for the Commonwealth vote may be used for the State vote.

         (4)   Ballot papers for declaration votes in the State vote may be put in the envelopes used for ballot papers for declaration votes in the Commonwealth vote.

         (5)   Ballot papers used for the State vote may be placed in the ballot boxes used for the Commonwealth vote.

         (6)   In this regulation:

Commonwealth vote means:

                (a)    an election of the Senate; or

               (b)    a general election of the House of Representatives; or

                (c)    a by‑election to elect a member of the House of Representatives; or

               (d)    a referendum held under the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984.

State has the meaning given by section 394 of the Act.

State vote means an election, referendum or vote of the electors of a State or part of a State to be held or taken under a law of the State.

Division 2              Electronically assisted voting for sight‑impaired people

41            Definitions for Division 2

                In this Division:

call centre operator means a person:

                (a)    who works in a national call centre; and

               (b)    who is a pre-poll voting officer under section 4 of the Act.

certified list of voters means a list of voters for a Division certified by the Electoral Commissioner under section 208 of the Act.

electronically assisted vote means a vote cast using the electronically assisted voting method.

electronically assisted voting means the casting of an electronically assisted vote.

electronically assisted voting method means the method determined by regulation 47.

national call centre means a call centre used by the Australian Electoral Commission for the purpose of providing telephone assisted voting.

officer means an officer mentioned in subsection 202A (2) of the Act.

reference Roll means a Roll that may be consulted by an officer if a voter wishes to cast an electronically assisted vote.

sight-impaired person has the meaning given by section 202AA of the Act.

42            Electronically assisted voting

                Subject to regulation 43, a voter who is a sight‑impaired person may cast an electronically assisted vote at:

                (a)    a general election; and

               (b)    a Senate election; and

                (c)    a by-election; and

               (d)    a referendum;

held after the commencement of this regulation.

43            Electoral Commissioner to determine availability of electronically assisted voting

         (1)   The Electoral Commissioner may determine, in writing:

                (a)    the divisional offices and other places where electronically assisted voting is to be available; and

               (b)    the days on which and times when electronically assisted voting is to be available at the places determined under paragraph (a).

         (2)   The Electoral Commissioner may give directions to officers in relation to requests for an electronically assisted vote.

44            Who is entitled to an electronically assisted vote

         (1)   A voter is entitled to an electronically assisted vote if:

                (a)    the voter attends a place where electronically assisted voting is available during the times when electronically assisted voting is available; and

               (b)    the voter informs an officer that the voter is sight-impaired and requests an electronically assisted vote; and

                (c)    the voter’s name is on an approved list of voters, a certified list of voters or a reference Roll.

         (2)   A voter is not entitled to an electronically assisted vote if:

                (a)    the voter’s name is not on an approved list of voters, a certified list of voters or a reference Roll; or

               (b)    the voter refuses to answer a question asked in accordance with subregulation 45 (1) or (3); or

                (c)    the voter answers Question 3 in subregulation 45 (1) in the affirmative; or

               (d)    a mark on a copy of an approved list of voters or a certified list of voters indicates that the voter has already voted; or

                (e)    the voter is provisionally enrolled; or

                (f)    on the basis of any of the voter’s answers to questions mentioned in regulation 45, an officer is not satisfied that the voter is the person whose name the voter uses.

Note   A voter may be eligible to cast an assisted provisional vote on polling day or an assisted pre-poll vote.

45            Questions to be put to voter

         (1)   If a voter requests an electronically assisted vote, an officer must ask the voter the questions in the table.

 

Question 1

What is your full name?

Question 2

Where do you live?

Question 3

the appropriate question from:

 

   (a)  Have you voted before in this election?

 

  (b)  Have you voted before in these elections?

 

   (c)  Have you voted before in this by-election?

 

  (d)  Have you voted before in this referendum?

         (2)   However, if the voter’s address does not appear on an approved list of voters, a certified list of voters or a reference Roll because the voter has requested its suppression under section 104 of the Act, the officer must not ask Question 2.

         (3)   If, on the basis of any of the voter’s answers to Questions 1 to 3, the officer is not satisfied that the voter is the person whose name the voter uses, the officer may ask the voter 1 or more questions about information provided on an approved list of voters, a certified list of voters or a reference Roll about the person whose name the voter uses.

46            Duty of officer to assist voter

                An officer who is satisfied that a voter is entitled to an electronically assisted vote under subregulation 44 (1) must assist the voter in accordance with regulations 48 and 49.

47            Electronically assisted voting to take form of telephone assisted voting

                The method of telephone assisted voting mentioned in regulations 48 and 49 is the only method of casting an electronically assisted vote for:

                (a)    the first Senate election held after the commencement of this regulation; and

               (b)    the first general election held after the commencement of this regulation; and

                (c)    a by-election to elect a member of the House of Representatives held after the commencement of this regulation.

48            Telephone assisted voting — home Divisional Office

         (1)   Subregulation (2) applies in relation to a voter who votes at the Divisional Office of the Division in which the voter is enrolled to vote.

         (2)   The method of telephone assisted voting consists of the following steps:

                (a)    an officer must place a mark against the voter’s name on a copy of an approved list of voters or a certified list of voters;

               (b)    the officer must escort the voter, and a person assisting the voter (if necessary), to an area where:

                          (i)    there is a telephone; and

                         (ii)    it is unlikely that the voter will be overheard by anyone other than a person assisting the voter;

                (c)    the officer must call the national call centre;

               (d)    the officer must tell the call centre operator:

                          (i)    the Division and State or Territory for which the voter is enrolled; and

                         (ii)    the Division from which the officer is calling;

                        without telling the call centre operator the voter’s name or otherwise identifying the voter;

                (e)    the call centre operator must verify the authenticity of the call;

                (f)    the call centre operator must collect the ballot papers for the voter’s Division and tell the officer that the call centre operator has collected the ballot papers;

               (g)    the officer must hand the telephone to the voter and then leave the area so that the voter cannot be overheard by anyone other than a person assisting the voter;

               (h)    the call centre operator must ensure that the voter:

                          (i)    receives the same information (in the same order), and has the same voting options, as would appear in the ballot paper for the election that the voter would be given if the voter were voting under Part XVI of the Act; and

                         (ii)    is able to indicate the voter’s vote in a way that, if the voter were marking a ballot paper, would satisfy the requirements of section 239 or 240 of the Act;

                (i)    the voter may tell the call centre operator how the voter wants the ballot papers to be marked;

                (j)    if the voter tells the call centre operator how the voter wants the ballot papers to be marked, the call centre operator must:

                          (i)    initial the voter’s ballot papers on the top front of each ballot paper; and

                         (ii)    mark the voter’s ballot papers in accordance with the voter’s instructions; and

                        (iii)    read the voter’s voting preferences back to the voter; and

                        (iv)    put the voter’s ballot papers in an envelope marked with the name of the voter’s Division; and

                         (v)    place the envelope in a ballot box used at the national call centre for electronically assisted voting.

         (3)   An assistant call centre operator must:

                (a)    listen to the call; and

               (b)    if the call centre operator has not marked the voter’s ballot papers in accordance with the voter’s instructions (if any) — ensure that the voter’s ballot papers are marked in accordance with the instructions.

         (4)   The officer must, after allowing a reasonable period of time to elapse and after the voter has confirmed that he or she is ready to leave, escort the voter and any person assisting the voter from the area mentioned in paragraph (2) (b).

         (5)   A voter who uses the voting method mentioned in subregulation (2) must leave the Divisional Office as soon as practicable after he or she has voted.

49            Telephone assisted voting — outside home Divisional Office

         (1)   Subregulation (2) applies in relation to a voter who votes at a place, other than the Divisional Office of the Division in which the voter is enrolled to vote, where electronically assisted voting is available.

         (2)   The method of telephone assisted voting consists of the following steps:

                (a)    an officer must:

                          (i)    place a mark against the voter’s name on a reference Roll; or

                         (ii)    make a record in accordance with regulation 52;

               (b)    the officer must escort the voter, and a person assisting the voter (if necessary), to an area where:

                          (i)    there is a telephone; and

                         (ii)    it is unlikely that the voter will be overheard by anyone other than a person assisting the voter;

                (c)    the officer must call the national call centre;

               (d)    the officer must tell the call centre operator:

                          (i)    the Division and State or Territory for which the voter is enrolled; and

                         (ii)    the Division from which the officer is calling;

                        without telling the call centre operator the voter’s name or otherwise identifying the voter;

                (e)    the call centre operator must verify the authenticity of the call;

                (f)    the call centre operator must find the ballot papers for the voter’s Division and tell the officer that the call centre operator has found the ballot papers;

               (g)    the officer must hand the telephone to the voter and then leave the area so that the voter cannot be overheard by anyone other than a person assisting the voter;

               (h)    the call centre operator must ensure that the voter:

                          (i)    receives the same information (in the same order), and has the same voting options, as would appear in the ballot paper for the election that the voter would be given if the voter were voting under Part XVI of the Act; and

                         (ii)    is able to indicate the voter’s vote in a way that, if the voter were marking a ballot paper, would satisfy the requirements of section 239 or 240 of the Act;

                (i)    the voter may tell the call centre operator how the voter wants the ballot papers to be marked;

                (j)    if the voter tells the call centre operator how the voter wants the ballot papers to be marked, the call centre operator must:

                          (i)    initial the voter’s ballot papers on the top front of each ballot paper; and

                         (ii)    mark the voter’s ballot papers in accordance with the voter’s instructions; and

                        (iii)    read the voter’s voting preferences back to the voter; and

                        (iv)    put the voter’s ballot papers in an envelope marked with the name of the voter’s Division; and

                         (v)    place the envelope in a ballot box used at the national call centre for electronically assisted voting.

         (3)   An assistant call centre operator must:

                (a)    listen to the call; and

               (b)    if the call centre operator has not marked the voter’s ballot papers in accordance with the voter’s instructions (if any) — ensure that the voter’s ballot papers are marked in accordance with the instructions.

         (4)   The officer must, after allowing a reasonable period of time to elapse and after the voter has confirmed that he or she is ready to leave, escort the voter and any person assisting the voter from the area mentioned in paragraph (2) (b).

         (5)   A voter who uses the voting method mentioned in subregulation (2) must leave the Divisional Office as soon as practicable after he or she has voted.

50            Requirements relating to ballot boxes

                The requirements in relation to ballot boxes in Subdivision C of Part IVA of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act, other than section 73CR, are taken to apply to ballot boxes used at the national call centre for electronically assisted voting as if the electronically assisted voting were ordinary pre-poll voting.

51            Role of scrutineers — national call centre

         (1)   A candidate in an election to which a method of telephone assisted voting mentioned in regulations 48 and 49 applies may appoint 1 scrutineer to attend the national call centre for the purpose of monitoring:

                (a)    the duties of call centre operators and assistant call centre operators mentioned in regulations 48 and 49; and

               (b)    the duties of an Assistant Returning Officer mentioned in regulation 52A.

         (2)   The appointment of a scrutineer must be made by notice, in writing:

                (a)    addressed to the Returning Officer or a pre-poll voting officer; and

               (b)    signed by the candidate; and

                (c)    stating the scrutineer’s name and address.

         (3)   A scrutineer who has not complied with subsection 202A (3) of the Act must not attend the national call centre to discharge a scrutineer’s functions.

         (4)   A scrutineer who attends the national call centre is guilty of an offence if:

                (a)    the scrutineer attempts to interfere with the duties of a call centre operator, assistant call centre operator or Assistant Returning Officer mentioned in regulations 48 to 50 and 52A; or

               (b)    the scrutineer:

                          (i)    communicates with a person in the national call centre; and

                         (ii)    the communication is not reasonably necessary for the discharge of the scrutineer’s functions.

                Penalty:   5 penalty units.

52            Record of electronically assisted votes

         (1)   The Electoral Commissioner must make a record of an electronically assisted vote.

         (2)   The record of an electronically assisted vote may take either of the following forms:

                (a)    a mark on an approved list of voters or a certified list of voters beside the voter’s name;

               (b)    a record on a document other than an approved list of voters or a certified list of voters which states:

                          (i)    the voter’s name (whether or not it also states the voter’s address or date of birth); and

                         (ii)    the Division in which the voter is enrolled to vote.

         (3)   If the record takes the form mentioned in paragraph (b):

                (a)    it must be forwarded to a Divisional Returning Officer for the Division in which the voter is enrolled to vote; and

               (b)    the Divisional Returning Officer must place a mark beside the voter’s name on an approved list of voters or a certified list of voters.

52A         What must be done with the voter’s ballot papers

         (1)   As soon as the close of the poll for all Divisions, an Assistant Returning Officer must:

                (a)    open each ballot box mentioned in subparagraph 48 (2) (j) (v) or 49 (2) (j) (v); and

               (b)    sort the envelopes, unopened, into bundles corresponding to Divisions.

         (2)   An Assistant Returning Officer must forward each bundle to a Divisional Returning Officer for the appropriate Division for the conduct of a scrutiny.

         (3)   A person who is not an Assistant Returning Officer, or a person performing tasks under the direction of an Assistant Returning Officer, must not perform any of the duties mentioned in subregulation (1) or (2).

                Penalty:   5 penalty units.

         (4)   An offence under subregulation (3) is an offence of strict liability.

Note   For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

52B         Scrutiny of ballot papers

         (1)   For the purpose of conducting a scrutiny of the ballot papers forwarded by the Assistant Returning Officer under subregulation 52A (2), the Divisional Returning Officer must conduct the scrutiny.

         (2)   The procedures in Part XVIII of the Act apply to the scrutiny with such modifications as are necessary to ensure that:

                (a)    no preliminary scrutiny mentioned in section 266 of the Act is to be conducted; and

               (b)    the electronically assisted vote is taken to be a pre-poll ordinary vote; and

                (c)    it is irrelevant that the voter did not complete the ballot paper personally; and

               (d)    it is irrelevant that the vote can be identified as being cast by a sight-impaired person.

         (3)   A person who is not the Divisional Returning Officer, or a person performing tasks under the direction of the Divisional Returning Officer, must not conduct the scrutiny.

                Penalty:   5 penalty units.

         (4)   An offence under subregulation (3) is an offence of strict liability.

Note   For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

53            Persons present when electronically assisted vote is cast (subsection 202AB (4) of the Act and subsection 73M (5) of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act)

                A person who is present when an elector is casting an electronically assisted vote must obey all directions of an officer.

Penalty:   10 penalty units.

54            Offences related to electronically assisted voting

         (1)   A person commits an offence if the person:

                (a)    interferes with a voter while the voter casts an electronically assisted vote; or

               (b)    communicates with a voter who casts an electronically assisted vote about the voter’s vote; or

                (c)    does anything to find out how a voter who casts an electronically assisted vote voted.

Penalty:   5 penalty units.

         (2)   Subregulation (1) does not apply to:

                (a)    an officer assisting the voter under regulation 45 or 46; or

               (b)    a person assisting a voter as mentioned in paragraph 48 (2) (b) or 49 (2) (b); or

                (c)    a call centre operator or assistant call centre operator acting under regulation 48 or 49.

57            Protection of electronic voting hardware or software

         (1)   A person commits an offence if he or she destroys or interferes with:

                (a)    a computer program; or

               (b)    a data file; or

                (c)    an electronic device;

that is used, or intended to be used, for or in connection with electronically assisted voting.

Penalty:   5 penalty units.

         (2)   Subregulation (1) does not apply to an officer acting in the course of his or her duties.

Division 7              Enforcement of law in relation to compulsory voting

81            Proceedings in Court on failure of elector to vote

         (1)   In proceedings which are instituted in a Court of summary jurisdiction against an elector for a contravention of subsection 245 (15) of the Act or subsection 45 (14) of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act, the Divisional Returning Officer must send to the Court the elector’s reply (if any) under subparagraph 245 (5) (c) (i) or (ii) of the Act or subparagraph 45 (5) (c) (i) or (ii) of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act.

         (2)   The Court shall, whether the defendant is present or not, consider the contents of the reply as if it were given in evidence before the Court.

83            Evidence in Court of summary jurisdiction

         (1)   If, in a prosecution in a Court of summary jurisdiction against an elector for a contravention of subsection 245 (15) or (15C) of the Act or subsection 45 (14) or (14C) of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act, the prosecuting officer lodges with the Court a statutory declaration and a certified extract in the approved form, the officer is not required to attend the hearing.

         (2)   Where a statutory declaration and certified extract have been lodged as provided by this regulation, and the prosecuting officer is not present at the hearing, the Court shall proceed with the hearing and determination of the case in his absence, and shall consider the statutory declaration and certified extract as if the matter set out therein had been given in evidence before it, and shall, notwithstanding the absence of the prosecuting officer, permit evidence to be given for the prosecution of any witness who is summoned by, or attends on behalf of, the prosecuting officer.

         (3)   For the purposes of this regulation, any document purporting to be a statutory declaration shall be accepted as such by the Court without proof of the signatures thereon or proof of the authority of the person before whom it purports to have been made to take statutory declarations.

87            Classes of articles for the purposes of paragraph 328 (3) (b) of the Act

                The following classes of articles are prescribed for the purposes of paragraph 328 (3) (b) of the Act:

                (a)    business or visiting cards that promote the candidacy of any person in an election for the Parliament;

               (b)    letters and cards:

                          (i)    that bear the name and address (not being a post‑office box) of the sender; and

                         (ii)    that do not contain a representation or purported representation of a ballot‑paper for use in an election for the Parliament.


Schedule 1        Prescribed authorities and permitted purposes for use of information

(regulations 5A and 8)

  

 

Item

Agency or authority

Purpose

1

Australia Post

Investigating postal and criminal offences committed against the Commonwealth under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 or the Crimes Act 1914

1A

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

   (a)  Identifying or locating offenders, suspects or witnesses in relation to the investigation of, or reporting on, a corruption issue within the meaning of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 (the LEIC Act)

  (b)  Collecting, correlating, analysing or disseminating information or intelligence in relation to:

         (i)   corruption generally in a law enforcement agency within the meaning of the LEIC Act (a LEIC agency); or

        (ii)   the integrity of a staff member of a LEIC agency

   (c)  Collecting, correlating, analysing or disseminating information or intelligence in relation to corruption generally in, or the integrity of a staff member of, a Commonwealth government agency (other than a LEIC agency) that has a law enforcement function within the meaning of the LEIC Act

 

 

  (d)  Security vetting of employees or potential employees

2

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Identifying offences relating to interference with radiocommunications or telecommunications

3

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

   (a)  Identifying or locating offenders, suspects or witnesses

  (b)  Verifying the identity of individuals for enforcement of the criminal law or of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty in relation to the Trade Practices Act 1974

4

Australian Crime Commission

   (a)  Collecting, correlating, analysing and disseminating criminal information and intelligence

  (b)  Undertaking intelligence operations

   (c)  Investigating matters relating to relevant criminal activity

  (d)  Assembling or analysing evidence about offences and suspected offences

 

 

   (e)  Conducting criminal and operational investigations to support authorised national security functions

   (f)  Security vetting of employees or potential employees

5

Australian Customs Service (Customs)

   (a)  Verifying the identity or status of travellers and consignees of cargo or postal articles

 

 

  (b)  Verifying the identity and status of importers and exporters

 

 

   (c)  Investigating criminal offences and offences against legislation administered by Customs

 

 

  (d)  Checking the accuracy of information given to Customs

 

 

   (e)  Verifying the identity of individuals on behalf of:

         (i)   the government of another country; or

        (ii)   a law enforcement administration

         under an international agreement or arrangement

 

 

   (f)  Surveillance purposes

6

Australian Federal Police (AFP)

   (a)  Identifying or locating offenders, suspects or witnesses

  (b)  Deciding whether suspects can be eliminated from an investigation

   (c)  Target development

  (d)  Intelligence checks

 

 

   (e)  Protecting the safety of officers, staff members, AFP employees and special members

   (f)  Law enforcement

   (g)  Surveillance

 

 

  (h)  Identification of potential or actual disaster victims, and notification of victims’ families

   (i)  Security vetting of AFP officers or potential AFP officers

7

Australian Securities and Investments Commission

   (a)  Identifying or locating suspects or witnesses

  (b)  Surveillance

   (c)  Law enforcement

8

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

   (a)  Confirming the identity of Australian citizens to determine whether or not they are of security interest

 

 

  (b)  Security vetting of employees or potential employees

9

Australian Taxation Office (the Statutory Agency consisting of the Commissioner of Taxation and staff)

   (a)  Identifying or locating taxpayers

  (b)  Preventing, detecting or investigating taxation fraud

10

Australian Transactions Reports and Analysis Centre

Conducting investigations in relation to the enforcement of:

   (a)  the criminal law; or

  (b)  a law imposing a pecuniary penalty

regarding the Financial Transaction Reports Act 1988

12

ComSuper (the Statutory Agency consisting of the Commissioner for Superannuation and staff)

Locating members and former members for the purpose of protecting public revenue in relation to the payment of benefits, the recovery of overpayments and the review of entitlement to benefit

13

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Identifying individuals suspected of breaching legislation administered by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service

14

Department of Defence

   (a)  Identifying or locating an individual suspected of fraud or another criminal offence under:

 

 

         (i)   a law of the Commonwealth administered by the Department of Defence; or

 

 

        (ii)   another law of the Commonwealth, or a law of a State or Territory, that is connected with:

               (A)    the defence of Australia; or

               (B)    the operations or activities of the Department of Defence

  (b)  Security vetting of employees or potential employees

15

Department of Education, Science and Training

Preventing, detecting or investigating fraud and other criminal offences in relation to the Department’s programs and public money managed by the Department

16

Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Identifying or locating suspects, debtors or witnesses in relation to criminal investigations

16A

Department of the Environment and Water Resources

Verifying the principal place of residence of applicants under the Photovoltaic Rebate Programme and the Solar Hot Water Rebate Programme

17

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

   (a)  Confirming the identity of passport applicants or identifiers of documents

  (b)  Verifying information relating to a passport or an application for a passport

 

 

   (c)  Locating parents who have not lodged an application for a passport, in connection with seeking consent to issue a passport to a minor

 

 

  (d)  Assisting in consular operations to locate next‑of‑kin in Australia

18

Department of Human Services

   (a)  Preventing and detecting fraud relating to identity or incorrect payments

  (b)  Identifying or locating clients for debt management, determination or correction purposes

   (c)  Undertaking compliance, investigation or enforcement activities relating to the Chief Executive Medicare’s functions under section 5 of the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973

  (d)  Recovering overpayments or other amounts due to the Commonwealth in relation to the performance of the Chief Executive Medicare’s functions under section 5 of the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973

19

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

   (a)  Facilitating travel to Australia, or entry to Australia, for an Australian citizen who may have lost his or her passport

  (b)  Enabling airport officers to identify travellers and confirm their status

 

 

   (c)  Assisting investigations and compliance staff in the detection of persons suspected of:

         (i)   being in Australia unlawfully; or

        (ii)   working without authority; or

       (iii)   being involved in people smuggling; or

       (iv)   committing offences against legislation administered by the Department

20

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

   (a)  Undertaking reviews of, or research into, the health of former members of the Defence Force

  (b)  Protection of the public revenue in relation to reviews of entitlement to benefit

21

Director of Public Prosecutions

Verifying the identity of, or locating, persons of interest in relation to property ownership matters conducted under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

21A

Federal Court of Australia (the Statutory Agency consisting of the Registrar and the APS employees assisting the Registrar)

   (a)  Preparing a written jury roll for a jury district

  (b)  Determining if a person included on a jury list is not qualified to serve as a juror or should be excused from serving as a juror

 

 

   (c)  Giving the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police the name and other details of any or all of the persons included on a jury list so that the Commissioner may give information about the criminal history (if any) of each of those persons

 

 

  (d)  Disclosing to an officer responsible for convening juries for trials before a court of a State or Territory information identifying a juror or former juror so that the officer can consider whether to summons the juror or former juror when convening a trial before the State or Territory court

Note  The purposes described in this item relate to functions performed under Division 1A of Part III of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976.

22

Insolvency and Trustee Service of Australia

   (a)  Locating and investigating bankrupts and their associates in relation to obligations under the Bankruptcy Act 1966

 

 

  (b)  Conducting criminal investigations in relation to the Bankruptcy Act 1966

   (c)  Investigating identity fraud

Schedule 2        Prescribed electors

(paragraphs 12 (2) (a) and (b), subregulations 13 (1), (2) and (3), subregulation 39B (3) and subregulation 39C (1))

  

 

Item

Class of elector

1

Accountant who is a registered tax agent

2

Bank officer, except the manager of a bank travel centre

3

Building society officer

4

Chairperson or Committee member of an incorporated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander organisation

5

Chartered professional engineer

6

Clerk, sheriff or bailiff of a court

7

Commissioner for Affidavits of a State or Territory

8

Commissioner for Declarations of a State or Territory

9

Commissioner for Oaths of a State or Territory

10

Credit union officer

11

Diplomatic or consular officer, except an honorary consular officer, of an Australian embassy, high commission, or consulate

12

Finance company officer, where the company borrows or lends or otherwise deals in finance as its principal or characteristic activity

13

Full‑time or permanent part‑time employee of the Commonwealth, or a State or Territory, or a Commonwealth, State or Territory authority

14

Full‑time or permanent part‑time teacher currently employed at a school or tertiary institution

15

Holder of a current liquor licence

16

Holder of a current pilot’s licence

17

Holder of a statutory office for which an annual salary is payable

18

Licensed or registered real estate agent

19

Manager of a building society or credit union

20

Manager of a community, ethnic or remote resource centre

21

Manager of a women’s refuge, or of a crisis and counselling service that provides counselling or assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or sexual abuse

22

Marriage celebrant within the meaning of the Marriage Act 1961

23

Marriage counsellor within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975

24

Master of a merchant vessel

25

Member of the Association of Consulting Engineers

26

Member of the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants

27

Member of the Australian Defence Force

28

Member of the ground staff of an airline that operates a regular passenger service

29

Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of Australia

30

Member of the staff of a person who is a member of:

   (a)  the parliament of the Commonwealth or a State; or

  (b)  the legislature of a Territory; or

   (c)  a local government authority of a State or Territory

31

Member of the staff of a State or Territory electoral authority

32

Member of the staff of the Australian Electoral Commission

33

Minister of religion within the meaning of the Marriage Act 1961

34

Person employed as a remote resource centre visitor

35

Police aide

36

Postal manager or other permanent Australia Post employee

37

Prison officer

38

Registered dentist

39

Registered medical practitioner

40

Registered nurse or enrolled nurse

41

Registered or licensed surveyor

42

Registered pharmacist

43

Registered physiotherapist

44

A person who is not described in a preceding item in this Schedule before whom statutory declarations may be made under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory

Schedule 3        Prescribed documents

(paragraphs 12 (2) (a) and (b), subparagraph 13 (1) (a) (ii), subparagraph 13 (1) (b) (ii) and paragraphs 39B (2) (b) and 39B (3) (b))

  

 

Item

Document

1

Australian birth certificate, or an extract of an Australian birth certificate, that is at least 5 years old

2

Australian Defence Force discharge document

3

Certificate of Australian citizenship

4

Current Australian passport

5

Current Australian photographic student identification card

6

Card issued by, or under the authority of, a State or Territory government the principal purpose of which (or one of the principal purposes of which) is to prove a person’s age

7

Current concession card issued by Centrelink or the Department of Human Services

8

Current concession card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

9

Current credit card or bank account card

10

Decree nisi or a certificate of a decree absolute made or granted by the Family Court of Australia

11

Document of appointment as an Australian Justice of the Peace

12

Current firearms licence (with photograph and signature)

13

Current identity card showing the signature and photograph of the card holder, issued by his or her employer

14

Marriage certificate registered with an Australian State or Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, or equivalent

15

Medicare card

16

Current security guard or crowd control licence

Schedule 4        Prescribed documents

(paragraph 12 (3) (a), subparagraph 12 (3) (b) (ii))

  

 

Item

Document

1

Australian birth certificate, or an extract of an Australian birth certificate, that is at least 5 years old

2

Australian Defence Force discharge document

3

Certificate of Australian citizenship

4

Current Australian passport

5

Current Australian photographic student identification card

6

Card issued by, or under the authority of, a State or Territory government the principal purpose of which (or one of the principal purposes of which) is to prove a person’s age

 

7

Current concession card issued by Centrelink or the Department of Human Services

8

Current concession card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

9

Current credit card or bank account card

10

Decree nisi or a certificate of a decree absolute made or granted by the Family Court of Australia

11

Document issued by the Australian Government notifying a person of eligibility for Australian citizenship

12

Document of appointment as an Australian Justice of the Peace

13

Current firearms licence (with photograph and signature)

14

Current foreign passport and current Australian visa

15

Current identity card showing the signature and photograph of the card holder, issued by his or her employer

16

Marriage certificate registered with an Australian State or Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, or equivalent

17

Medicare card

18

Current security guard or crowd control licence

19

Current travel document and current Australian visa


Notes to the Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940

Note 1

The Electoral and Referendum Regulations 1940 (in force under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 as shown in this compilation comprise Statutory Rules 1940 No. 163 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Year and
number

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

1940 No. 163 (a)

15 Aug 1940

15 Aug 1940

 

1949 No. 62 (a)

15 Sept 1949

15 Sept 1949

1954 No. 27 (a)

8 Apr 1954

8 Apr 1954

1961 No. 103 (a)

10 Aug 1961

10 Aug 1961

1966 No. 140 (a)

13 Oct 1966

13 Oct 1966

1973 No. 62 (a)

21 Mar 1973

21 Mar 1973

1974 No. 44 (a)

9 Apr 1974

9 Apr 1974

1980 No. 241 (b)

27 Aug 1980

27 Aug 1980

1981 No. 80 (a)

6 May 1981

6 May 1981

1981 No. 84 (a)

6 May 1981

6 May 1981

1983 No. 114 (a)

29 July 1983

29 July 1983

1983 No. 153 (a)

1 Sept 1983

1 Sept 1983

R. 5

1983 No. 176 (a)

22 Sept 1983

22 Sept 1983

1983 No. 181 (a)

22 Sept 1983

22 Sept 1983

1983 No. 235 (a)

28 Oct 1983

28 Oct 1983

1983 No. 274 (a)

18 Nov 1983

18 Nov 1983

1983 No. 313 (a)

16 Dec 1983

26 Jan 1984

1984 No. 287

18 Oct 1984

18 Oct 1984

1987 No. 118

15 June 1987

15 June 1987

1987 No. 119

15 June 1987

15 June 1987

1988 No. 182

25 July 1988

25 July 1988

1988 No. 339 (b)

21 Dec 1988

21 Dec 1988

1989 No. 32 (b)

13 Mar 1989

13 Mar 1989

1990 No. 33 (b)

19 Feb 1990

19 Feb 1990

1990 No. 334 (b)

18 Oct 1990

18 Oct 1990

1992 No. 422

24 Dec 1992

24 Dec 1992

1993 No. 28

12 Feb 1993

12 Feb 1993

1993 No. 356

23 Dec 1993

23 Dec 1993

1995 No. 21 (b)

28 Feb 1995

28 Feb 1995

1995 No. 190

30 June 1995

1 July 1995

1995 No. 322

3 Nov 1995

6 Nov 1995 (see r. 1 and Gazette 1995, No. S423)

1997 No. 411(b)

24 Dec 1997

24 Dec 1997

1998 No. 57(b)

8 Apr 1998

8 Apr 1998

1998 No. 296

7 Sept 1998

7 Sept 1998

2000 No. 47

19 Apr 2000

19 Apr 2000

2000 No. 196 (b)

25 July 2000

25 July 2000

2000 No. 355 (b)

20 Dec 2000

20 Dec 2000

2001 No. 248 (c)

14 Sept 2001

(see r. 2)

2001 No. 340

21 Dec 2001

21 Dec 2001

2002 No. 117

14 June 2002

14 June 2002

2002 No. 326

20 Dec 2002

1 Jan 2003 (see r. 3)

2003 No. 188

24 July 2003

24 July 2003

2004 No. 299

7 Sept 2004

7 Sept 2004

2005 No. 125

17 June 2005 (see F2005L01468)

18 June 2005

2005 No. 319

19 Dec 2005 (see F2005L04017)

20 Dec 2005

2006 No. 350

15 Dec 2006 (see F2006L03833)

16 Apr 2007

2007 No. 83

13 Apr 2007 (see F2007L01003)

16 Apr 2007

2007 No. 251

24 Aug 2007 (see F2007L02598)

25 Aug 2007

2007 No. 270

11 Sept 2007 (see F2007L03545)

1 Aug 2007 (see r. 2)

2007 No. 271

11 Sept 2007 (see F2007L03546)

12 Sept 2007

2007 No. 254

19 Oct 2007 (see F2007L04094)

20 Oct 2007

2008 No. 3

30 Jan 2008 (see F2008L00187)

31 Jan 2008

2008 No. 70

2 May 2008 (see F2008L01223)

3 May 2008

2010 No. 79

10 May 2010 (see F2010L00975)

11 May 2010

2010 No. 226

20 July 2010 (see F2010L02130)

19 July 2010 (see r. 2 and F2010L02126)

2010 No. 227

20 July 2010 (see F2010L02131)

19 July 2010 (see r. 2 and F2010L02126)

2011 No. 120

30 June 2011 (see F2011L01364)

1 July 2011

(a)    Section 145 and Schedule 2 of the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 provide as follows:

         (1)     The Acts specified in Schedule 2 are repealed.

(2)     Notwithstanding the repeal effected by subsection (1), the regulations that were, immediately before the commencement of this Act, in force under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906 shall, in so far as those regulations relate to referendums, continue in force, to the extent to which they are consistent with this Act, as if:

(a)    those regulations had been made under that first‑mentioned Act and under this Act;

(b)    a reference in those regulations to a State, in relation to a referendum, included a reference to the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory;

(c)     a reference in those regulations to the Australian Electoral Officer for a State, in relation to a referendum, included a reference to the Australian Electoral Officers for the Territories;

(d)    a reference in those regulations to a Division, in relation to a referendum, included a reference to an Electoral Division of the Australian Capital Territory and to the Northern Territory; and

(e)    a reference in those regulations to the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906 or to a particular provision of that Act were a reference to this Act or to the corresponding provision (if any) of this Act, as the case may be.

(3)     Nothing in subsection (2) prevents the making of regulations under this Act or under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and under this Act to repeal or amend the regulations that are continued in force by that subsection.

Schedule 2

(section 145)

REPEALED ACTS

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1909

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1910

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1912

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1912 (No. 2)

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1915

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1919

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1926

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1928

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1936

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1965

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act (No. 2) 1965

Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Modification Act 1977

Statutory Rules 1940 No. 163; 1949 No. 62; 1954 No. 27; 1961 No. 103; 1966 No. 140; 1973 No. 62; 1974 No. 44; 1981 Nos. 80 and 84; 1983 Nos. 114, 153, 176, 181, 235, 274 and 313 were made under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Referendum (Constitution Alteration) Act 1906.

(b)    Statutory Rules 1980 No. 241; 1988 No. 339; 1989 No. 32; 1990 Nos. 33 and 334; 1995 No. 21; 1997 No. 411; 1998 No. 57 and 2000 Nos. 196 and 355 were made under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

(c)     Statutory Rules 2001 No. 248 was disallowed by the Senate on 15 May 2002.

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Part I

 

R. 1...........................................

rs. 1998 No. 296

R. 2...........................................

rs. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 4...........................................

rep. 1983 No. 235

R. 4A........................................

ad. 1973 No. 62

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 5...........................................

am. 1966 No. 140; 1981 No. 80; 1984 No. 287; 1990 No. 334; 1992 No. 422; 2000 No. 196; 2005 No. 125

R.5A.........................................

ad. 2005 No. 125

Part II

 

Division 1

 

R. 6...........................................

am. 1983 No. 235; 1984 No. 287; 2007 No. 271

R. 7...........................................

rs. 1954 No. 27; 1966 No. 140

 

am. 1981 No. 84; 1983 No. 176

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

 

ad. 1990 No. 334

 

am. 1997 No. 411; 2000 No. 196

 

rs. 2005 No. 125; 2007 No. 251

 

am. 2007 No. 271; 2008 Nos. 3 and 70

Heading to r. 8.......................

rs. 2000 No. 196

R. 8...........................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

 

ad. 1990 No. 334

 

am. 2000 No. 355

 

rs. 2005 No. 125

R. 8A........................................

ad. 2007 No. 354

Heading to r. 9.......................

rs. 2000 No. 196

R. 9...........................................

am. 1949 No. 62

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

 

ad. 1990 No. 334

 

rs. 2005 No. 125

R. 10.........................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

 

ad. 1993 No. 356

 

am. 1995 No. 190; 2000 Nos. 47 and 196; 2001 No. 340; 2003 No. 188

 

rep. 2005 No. 125

R. 11.........................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

 

ad. 2004 No. 299

 

rep. 2007 No. 271

R. 11A......................................

ad. 2007 No. 83

Heading to r. 12.....................

rs. 2007 No. 83

R. 12.........................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

 

ad. 2006 No. 350

 

am. 2007 No. 83

R. 13.........................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

 

ad 2006 No. 350

R. 13A......................................

ad. 2010 No. 226

Rr. 14–16................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

Div. 2 of Part II........................

rep. 1984 No. 287

Rr. 17–20................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 21.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

Rr. 22–25................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

Div. 3 of Part II........................

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 26.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 27.........................................

am. 1983 No. 153

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 28.........................................

rep. 1983 No. 153

Rr. 29, 30.................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 31.........................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

Div. 4 of Part II........................

rep. 1984 No. 287

Rr. 32, 33.................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 34.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140

 

rs. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 35.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 36.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 37.........................................

rs. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 38.........................................

rep. 1990 No. 334

Part III

 

Division 1

 

R. 38A......................................

ad. 1988 No. 339

 

am. 1995 No. 21

R. 39.........................................

rep. 1949 No. 62

 

ad. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

 

ad. 1995 No. 21

R. 39A......................................

ad. 1989 No. 32

 

am. 1992 No. 422; 1993 No. 28; 1995 No. 21

R. 39B......................................

ad. 2006 No. 350

R. 39C......................................

ad. 2006 No. 350

R. 40.........................................

ad. 1998 No. 296

Division 2

 

Heading to Div. 2 of Part III..

rs. 2010 No. 227

Div. 2 of Part III.......................

ad. 2007 No. 270

R. 41.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

am. 2010 No. 227

R. 42.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 43.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 44.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 45.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 46.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 47.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 48.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 49.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 277

R. 50.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 51.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 52.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 52A......................................

ad. 2010 No. 227

R. 52B......................................

ad. 2010 No. 227

R. 53.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

R. 54.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 55.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 56.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

Heading to r. 57.....................

rs. 2010 No. 227

R. 57.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

am. 2010 No. 277

Div. 3 of Part III.......................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 58.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 59.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 60.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 61.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 62.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 63.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 64.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 65.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 66.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 67.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 78.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 69.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 70.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 71.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 72.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

Div. 4 of Part III.......................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

R. 73.........................................

ad. 2007 No. 270

 

rep. 2010 No. 227

Div. 2 of Part III.......................

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 40.........................................

am. 1949 No. 62; 1954 No. 27; 1961 No. 103

 

rs. 1966 No. 140

 

am. 1973 No. 62

 

rs. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

Rr. 40A–40C...........................

ad. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 41.........................................

am. 1954 No. 27

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 42.........................................

am. 1949 No. 62; 1954 No. 27; 1961 No. 103; 1966 No. 140

 

rs. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 43.........................................

am. 1949 No. 62; 1961 No. 103

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 44.........................................

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 45.........................................

am. 1954 No. 27; 1981 No. 80; 1984 No. 287

 

rs. 1987 No. 118

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 46.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 47.........................................

am. 1954 No. 27; 1981 No. 80; 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1987 No. 118

R. 48.........................................

am. 1949 No. 62; 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1987 No. 118

R. 49.........................................

rs. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 50.........................................

ad. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

Div. 3 of Part III.......................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 50.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140; 1983 No. 313

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

Rr. 51–52................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 53.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

Rr. 54, 55.................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 56.........................................

am. 1954 No. 27; 1981 No. 80

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

Rr. 57, 58.................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 59.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140; 1981 No. 80

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 60.........................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 61.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

Rr. 62–66................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

Heading to Div. 4 of Part III..

rs. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 324

Div. 4 of Part III.......................

rep. 1990 No. 334

Rr. 67, 68.................................

rs. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 69.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1987 No. 118

R. 70.........................................

am. 1954 No. 27; 1981 No. 80; 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1987 No. 118

Rr. 71, 72.................................

rs. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 72A......................................

ad. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

Div. 5 of Part III.......................

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 73.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287; 1987 No. 118

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

Div. 6 of Part III.......................

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 74.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 75.........................................

rs. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1987 No. 118

R. 76.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140; 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1992 No. 422

R. 77.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1992 No. 422

R. 78.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140; 1984 No. 287; 1987 No. 119

 

rep. 1992 No. 422

Rr. 79, 80.................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1992 No. 422

Division 7

 

R. 81.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287; 1992 No. 422; 2002 No. 117

R. 82.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1992 No. 422

R. 83.........................................

am. 1984 No. 287; 1992 No. 422; 2002 No. 117

Rr. 84, 85.................................

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 86.........................................

rs. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1980 No. 241

 

ad. 1983 No. 114

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 87.........................................

rs. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1980 No. 241

 

ad. 1990 No. 33

R. 88.........................................

rep. 1980 No. 241

R. 89.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

Rr. 90, 91.................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 92.........................................

rep. 1961 No. 103

R. 93.........................................

am. 1966 No. 140; 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 94.........................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 95.........................................

rep. 1961 No. 103

R. 96.........................................

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 97.........................................

rep. 1961 No. 103

R. 98A......................................

ad. 1974 No. 44

 

rs. 1983 No. 274

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

Part IV......................................

rep. 1990 No. 334

Rr. 98, 99.................................

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 100......................................

am. 1984 No. 287

 

rep. 1990 No. 334

R. 101......................................

am. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 102......................................

rep. 1984 No. 287

R. 103......................................

am. 1966 No. 140

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

The Schedule.........................

am. 1949 No. 62; 1954 No. 27; 1961 No. 103; 1966 No. 140; 1973 No. 62; 1974 No. 44; 1980 No. 241; 1983 Nos. 153, 181, 235, 274 and 313

 

rep. 1984 No. 287

Heading to Schedule............

rep. 1990 No. 334

Schedule 1

 

Heading to Schedule 1........

ad. 1990 No. 334

 

rep. 1992 No. 422

Schedule.................................

ad. 1984 No. 287

 

am. 1987 No. 118; 1988 No. 182

Schedule 1.............................

am. 1990 No. 334

 

rep. 1992 No. 422

 

ad. 2005 No. 125

 

am. 2005 No. 319; 2007 Nos. 271 and 254; 2010 No. 79; 2011 No. 120

Schedule 2

 

Heading to Schedule 2........

rs. 2000 No. 196

 

rep. 2005 No. 125

Schedule 2.............................

ad. 1990 No. 334

 

am. 1992 No. 422; 1995 No. 322; 1997 No. 411; 1998 No. 57

 

rs. 2000 No. 47

 

am. 2000 Nos. 196 and 355; 2002 No. 326; 2003 No. 188

 

rep. 2005 No. 125

 

ad. 2006 No. 350

Schedule 3

 

Schedule 3.............................

ad. 2000 No. 196

 

am. 2000 No. 355; 2002 No. 326; 2003 No. 188

 

rep. 2005 No. 125

 

ad. 2006 No. 350

 

am. 2011 No. 120

Schedule 4

 

Schedule 4.............................

ad. 2006 No. 350

 

am. 2011 No. 120