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PARLIAMENTARY ELECTORATES AND ELECTIONS ACT 1912 - SECT 42

Use of enrolment information

42 Use of enrolment information

(1) A registered party or other person must not use enrolment information that is provided by the Electoral Commissioner under section 40 or 41 except for a purpose that is a permitted purpose in relation to the party or person to whom the information was provided.
Maximum penalty: 1,000 penalty units.
(2) The permitted purposes in relation to a registered party or a candidate are:
(a) any purpose in connection with an election, and
(b) monitoring the accuracy of information contained on a roll, and
(c) any purpose prescribed by the regulations.
(3) The permitted purposes in relation to a member of the Council are:
(a) any purpose in connection with an election, and
(b) monitoring the accuracy of information contained on a roll, and
(c) exercising the functions of a member in relation to an elector.
(4) The permitted purposes in relation to a member of the Assembly are:
(a) any purpose in connection with an election, and
(b) monitoring the accuracy of information contained on a roll, and
(c) exercising the functions of a member in relation to the member's constituents.
(5) The permitted purpose in relation to a person (other than a registered party, a candidate or a member of the Assembly or the Council) is the purpose for which the Electoral Commissioner agreed to provide the information.
(6) Proceedings for an alleged contravention of subsection (1) by a registered party that is not a corporation may be brought against the registered officer of the party in a representative capacity. The maximum penalty in that case is the maximum penalty applicable to a corporation.



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