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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 289

Nomination proposals

289 Nomination proposals

(1) A candidate for election is to be proposed for nomination in a nomination paper:
(a) in Form 2 by at least 2 proposers (other than the candidate) who are enrolled (at the closing date for the election) in respect of the same ward or area as the one in respect of which the candidate is proposed for nomination, or
(b) in Form 3 by the registered officer of a registered political party.
(2) Each candidate must be proposed on a separate nomination paper.
(3) A nomination paper is not valid unless the person proposed for nomination in the paper has:
(a) completed and signed the Form of Consent included in the paper, and
(b) completed the candidate information sheet that is required by section 308 of the Act to accompany the nomination.
(4) A nomination paper is not in Form 2 or 3 unless:
(a) it has printed on the back, or on an attached sheet, sections 274, 275, 276 and 283 of the Act, and
(b) it is accompanied by a candidate information sheet that is in such form that the requirements of section 308 (1) of the Act can be satisfied, and
(c) if the nomination proposal is for an ordinary election, it is accompanied by a statistical information sheet as specified in those forms.
(4A) A given name of a candidate specified in a nomination paper as the form in which that name should be printed on the ballot-papers for the election may differ from the candidate's given name as it appears on the roll only to the extent that the given name is specified by:
(a) an initial standing for that name, or
(b) a commonly accepted variation of the name (including an abbreviation or truncation of that name or an alternative form of that name), or
(c) a commonly used other name specific to the candidate by which the candidate is usually identified (if the returning officer is satisfied that the proposed name is a commonly used other name specific to the candidate by which the candidate is usually identified).
(5) A nomination paper must be delivered or sent (by post or otherwise), or transmitted by facsimile or email, so as to reach the returning officer by 12 noon on the nomination day. The returning officer must give a receipt for it if asked to do so.
(5A) A nomination paper is not validly transmitted by email unless:
(a) an image of the completed nomination paper signed by the proposers and the person proposed for nomination is included in or attached to the email, and
(b) that image includes an image of the actual signatures as appearing on the nomination paper.
(5B) The returning officer may make such inquiries as he or she thinks fit to confirm the authenticity of a nomination paper if he or she considers it appropriate to do so in the circumstances.
(6) On receipt of a nomination paper, the returning officer must endorse on it the date and time of receipt.
(7) The election manager is to supply a reasonable number of copies of Forms 2 and 3 free of charge to any person who applies for them.
(8) A deposit for a nomination proposal is to be paid, by the person proposed for nomination or some person on his or her behalf, in cash or by a cheque issued by an authorised deposit-taking institution but not by way of personal cheque. The deposit must be paid by 12 noon on the nomination day.



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