(1) A person who wants to dispute the validity of any election, or the declaration of any election, under the ATSI Act must file a petition, in accordance with Form 103, and deposit with the Chief Executive Officer the sum of $100 as security for costs.
Note: Clause 4 of Schedule 4 to the ATSI Act provides for the deposit of $100 as security for costs.
(2) The petition must name the person returned at the election as the respondent.
Note 1: Clause 5 of Schedule 4 to the ATSI Act permits the Electoral Commission to file a petition.
Note 2: A Registrar will:
(a) sign and affix the stamp of the Court to the petition; and
(b) fix a return date and place for hearing and endorse those details on the petition; and
(c) give or send a sealed copy to the applicant; and
(d) send a sealed copy to:
(i) the Electoral Commission; and
(ii) the Minister.
(3) The applicant must, at least 5 days before the return date fixed for the proceeding, serve a sealed copy of the petition on the respondent.