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Form and service of election petition

             (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.

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