(1) If, on the nomination day, candidates are taken to be elected in accordance with section 311 of the Act, the returning officer must, at the place and time of nomination, declare in writing the names of the candidates so elected.
(2) The declaration is to be signed by the returning officer and is to state the names of the candidates declared elected (being the names under which those candidates were nominated by the returning officer) and the ward or area for which they have been elected.
(3) After declaring the election, the returning officer must:(a) display the written declaration in a conspicuous position at the office of the relevant council and at the place of nomination (if that place is not the office of the council), and(b) deliver or send a copy of the written declaration to the Electoral Commission, the Director-General, the Secretary of the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales, and the relevant general manager.
(3A) The election manager must:(a) insert a copy of the written declaration in a newspaper circulating in the relevant area, and(b) cause the information in the declaration to be published on the election manager's internet website for at least one month.
(4) The general manager of a council must, on application to the council by any person, deliver or send to the person a copy of the written declaration.