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These regulations amend the Electoral and Referendum Regulation 2016 to remove the voluntary qualification checklist provisions with respect to the candidate nomination form. The regulations also correct a number of minor formatting and footnote errors in the Senate ballot-paper Form E.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 07 Mar 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate02-Apr-2019
Tabled HR02-Apr-2019
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Modernisation) Regulations 2019

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 07 March 2019

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Alex Hawke

Special Minister of State

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Electoral and Referendum Regulation 2016                                                                                    2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Modernisation) Regulations 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this instrument is registered; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Act 2019.

8 March 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Electoral and Referendum Regulation 2016

1  Division 1A of Part 4

Repeal the Division, substitute:

Division 1ASenate ballot paper (Form E)

13A  Senate ballot paper (Form E)

                   For the purposes of paragraph 392(2)(b) of the Act, Form E in Schedule 3 to this instrument is to be used in place of Form E in Schedule 1 to the Act.

2  Schedule 3

Repeal the Schedule, substitute:


Schedule 3Senate ballot paper (Form E)

Note:       See section 13A of this instrument, and section 209 of, and Form E in Schedule 1 to, the Act.

  

  

FORM E

 

 

SENATE BALLOT PAPER
(5)
                                                                                                                  ELECTION OF (6) SENATORS

You may vote in one of two ways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

eitherBy numbering at least 6 of these boxes in the order of your choice (with number 1 as your first choice)*

(7)

A

(2)

(7)

B

(2)

(7)

C

(2)

(7)

D

(2)

(7)

E

(2)

(7)

F

(2)

(7)

G

(2)

(7)

H

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A
(2)

B
(2)

C
(2)

D
(2)

E
(2)

F
(2)

G
(2)

H
(2)

Ungrouped

(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)4) 
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)43))
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(3)
(1)
(4)
(1)
(4)
(1)
(3)4)
orBy numbering at least 12 of these boxes in the order of your choice (with number 1 as your first choice)**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)  Here insert name of a candidate.

(2)  Here insert name of a registered political party or composite name of registered political parties if to be printed.

(3)  Here insert the name of a registered political party if to be printed.

(4)  Here insert name of a registered political party or word ‘Independent’ if to be printed.

(5)  Here insert name of State or Territory and year of election.

(6)  Here insert number of vacancies.

(7)  Here insert the logo of a registered political party if to be printed.

*    If the ballot paper has 6 or fewer squares above the line, replace the instruction with “By numbering these boxes in the order of your choice (with number 1 as your first choice)”.

** If the ballot paper has 12 or fewer squares below the line, replace the instruction with “By numbering these boxes in the order of your choice (with number 1 as your first choice)”.