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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 295

Returning officer to nominate candidates

295 Returning officer to nominate candidates

(1) On the nomination day, and in the presence of such scrutineers and such reasonable number of other persons as choose to be present, the returning officer is to do the following, commencing at 12 noon:
(a) attend at the place of nomination, and
(b) announce any withdrawals of nominations, and
(c) cancel the nomination papers of the persons who have withdrawn, and
(d) nominate as candidates for election the persons whose nomination papers the returning officer believes to be valid and that have not been cancelled.
(2) The name under which the returning officer is to nominate a person as a candidate for election is:
(a) the name under which the person has requested, in the consent to that person's nomination paper, that the person be shown on the ballot-papers, or
(b) if the returning officer is not satisfied that that name is either one of the given names of the person or a generally recognised abbreviation or derivative of one of the given names together with the full surname of the person--the first given name and the surname of the person.
(3) On or as soon as practicable after the nomination day, the returning officer is to deliver or send to the election manager a list or lists of:
(a) the persons proposed for nomination and the names under which the persons have requested, in the consents to their nomination papers, that they be shown on the ballot-papers and of the wards or area for which they are proposed, and
(b) the persons nominated as candidates under subclause (1).
(4) Within 5 days after the nomination day, the returning officer (in relation to an election administered by a general manager) is to deliver or send to the New South Wales Electoral Commission a list or lists of:
(a) the persons proposed for nomination and the names under which the persons have requested, in the consents to their nomination papers, that they be shown on the ballot-papers and of the wards or area for which they are proposed, and
(b) the persons nominated as candidates under subclause (1).



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