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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 303

Ballot for determining the order of ungrouped candidates on ballot-papers

303 Ballot for determining the order of ungrouped candidates on ballot-papers

(1) A ballot to determine the order in which ungrouped candidates' names are to appear on the ballot-papers, as referred to in clause 302, is to be conducted in the following manner:
(a) the returning officer must, at the place of nomination and before all persons present, make out in respect of each candidate a slip bearing the name under which the candidate has been nominated,
(b) the returning officer must then enclose the slips in separate identical containers, securely seal each container and deposit all the containers in a securely fastened ballot-box,
(c) the returning officer must then shake and rotate the ballot-box and, on request, permit any other person present to do the same,
(d) the returning officer must then unfasten the ballot-box and take out and open each container one by one,
(e) the returning officer must then announce to the persons present and record the name of the candidate whose name appears on the slip enclosed in the container first taken from the ballot-box and, in consecutive order, the name of the candidate whose name appears on the slip enclosed in the container next taken from the ballot-box, and so on until the placing of all the names has been determined,
(f) the returning officer must sign the record and allow any of the persons present to do the same,
(g) the returning officer must promptly deliver or send the original of the record to the election manager.
(2) Each candidate or an agent of each candidate is entitled to be present at a ballot in accordance with this clause.



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