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Validity of elections

317 Validity of elections

(1) An election is not invalid just because--
(a) there was a formal defect or error in or relating to the election, if the election was held substantially in accordance with this Act, or
(b) there was a defect in the appointment of the returning officer, or
(c) the time for closing the poll for postal voting was extended with the approval of the Electoral Commissioner or returning officer (in relation to an election administered by the Electoral Commissioner) or an electoral services provider or returning officer (in relation to an election administered by an electoral services provider) conducting the election, or
(d) on polling day the name of a political party, or the abbreviation of that name, as registered in the Local Government Register of Political Parties appears printed adjacent to the name of a candidate on the ballot-papers for the election, but between the time the candidate was endorsed by the party and the polling day the candidate has ceased to be so endorsed.
(2) A proclamation of the Governor to the effect that a specified irregularity does not invalidate an election is conclusive as to the matter stated in the proclamation.

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