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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 329

Entitlement to vote at declared institutions

329 Entitlement to vote at declared institutions

(1) An elector who:
(a) is, for the time being, a permanent or temporary resident of a declared institution, and
(b) has, by message to the returning officer for the area in which the institution is situated or a pre-poll voting officer assigned to take the poll at the institution, requested an opportunity to record his or her vote at the institution,
is entitled to vote under this Subdivision while the pre-poll voting officers are at the institution for the purpose of taking the poll.
(2) An elector to whom a postal vote certificate and postal ballot paper have been issued is not entitled to vote under this Subdivision unless he or she first delivers for cancellation to a pre-poll voting officer who takes the poll at the institution of which the elector is a permanent or temporary resident, his or her postal vote certificate and postal ballot paper.
(3) A person to whom any message referred to in subclause (1) (b) is given for delivery to a pre-poll voting officer must, unless otherwise ordered on medical grounds by a legally qualified medical practitioner, deliver the message to a pre-poll voting officer before, or forthwith after, a pre-poll voting officer enters, for the purpose of taking the poll, the declared institution of which the person making the request is a permanent or temporary resident.
Maximum penalty: 0.5 penalty unit.



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