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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 275

Definitions

275 Definitions

(1) In this Part:

"authorised copy of a roll" , in relation to an election, means an authorised copy of a roll referred to in section 301 (4) of the Act.

"close of the poll" , in relation to an election, means 6 pm on the day on which the election is held.

"closing date" , in relation to an election, means the date prescribed by clause 278 for the closing of the roll of electors for the election.
Note : Clause 278 provides that the closing date is the fortieth day preceding election day, except where the election is delayed.

"declared institution" means an institution declared under clause 327.

"declared institutions ballot-box" means the ballot-box reserved for the receipt of declared institution votes.

"driver licence" means a driver licence issued under the Road Transport Act 2013 .

"election manager" means:
(a) in relation to an election, council poll or constitutional referendum administered by the general manager of a council--the general manager, or
(b) in relation to an election, council poll or constitutional referendum administered by the Electoral Commissioner--the Electoral Commissioner.

"election official" means:
(a) a returning officer or substitute returning officer, or
(b) an electoral official appointed by the returning officer under section 296A (3) or 296B (3) of the Act.

"Electoral Commission" means the New South Wales Electoral Commission constituted by section 21A of the Parliamentary Electorates and Elections Act 1912 , and includes the Electoral Commissioner.
Section 21A of that Act provides that:
(a) the functions of the Electoral Commission are exercisable by the Electoral Commissioner, and
(b) any functions conferred or imposed on the Electoral Commissioner by or under any Act may be exercised by the Electoral Commissioner in his or her official name as Electoral Commissioner or in the name of the Commission.

"general manager" means, in relation to an election or enrolment, the general manager of the council of the area in which the election is being held or of the area to which the enrolment relates.

"nomination day" , in relation to an election, means the day specified in clause 286.

"Photo Card" means a New South Wales Photo Card issued by Roads and Maritime Services under the Photo Card Act 2005 .

"polling place manager" , in relation to a polling place, means:
(a) the electoral official appointed by the returning officer under section 296A (3) or 296B (3) of the Act and in charge of the polling place, or
(b) the returning officer if authorised by the election manager to act as polling place manager at the polling place.

"postal ballot-box" means the ballot-box reserved for the receipt of postal votes.

"pre-poll ballot-box" means the ballot-box reserved for the receipt of pre-poll votes.

"pre-poll voting office" means a pre-poll voting office appointed under clause 298.

"pre-poll voting officer" means:
(a) the returning officer, or
(b) an election official assigned by the election manager or returning officer to conduct pre-poll voting.

"provisional vote" means a vote under Subdivision 1A of Division 7.

"registered officer" of a registered political party includes a deputy registered officer of the party.

"registered political party" means a political party registered under Part 7 of Chapter 10 of the Act.

"silent elector" means an elector whose place of living is not included on a roll of electors because of a request made under section 739 of the Act.
(2) In this Part, a reference to a form by number is a reference to a form contained in Schedule 11.
(3) In this Part, a reference to the Electoral Commissioner includes a reference to the returning officer where the Commissioner authorises the returning officer to exercise a specified function conferred or imposed on the Commissioner by this Part.
(4) In this Part, a reference to the election manager's website is a reference to:
(a) in relation to an election, council poll or constitutional referendum administered by the general manager of a council--the council's website, and
(b) in relation to an election, council poll or constitutional referendum administered by the Electoral Commissioner--the Electoral Commission's website.



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