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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 330

Procedure for voting at declared institutions

330 Procedure for voting at declared institutions

(1) Opportunity to vote to be given The pre-poll voting officers must afford an elector entitled to vote under this Subdivision the opportunity to record his or her vote by visiting the elector at the declared institution of which the elector is, for the time being, a permanent or temporary resident.
(2) Visit may be forbidden on medical grounds A visit to an elector must not be made under this clause if the pre-poll voting officer is informed, by a legally qualified medical practitioner or member of the staff of the declared institution of which the elector is, for the time being, a permanent or temporary resident, that the visit is forbidden, on medical grounds, by a legally qualified medical practitioner.
(3) Oral declaration by elector The elector is to make an oral declaration to a pre-poll voting officer stating:
(a) the name under which the elector claims to vote and such other particulars as the officer requires for the purpose of checking the name on the officer's authorised copy of the roll, and
(b) that the elector is entitled to vote at the election, and
(c) that the elector has not already voted in connection with the election and will not vote anywhere else in connection with the election.
(5) Questions A pre-poll voting officer may, and must if requested to do so by any scrutineer, put to an elector visited by him or her under this Subdivision any of the questions set out in clause 339 that are applicable to the case.
(6) Ballot-paper to be handed to elector If the elector answers the questions satisfactorily or no questions are to be put to the elector, the pre-poll voting officer must hand to the elector a ballot-paper in Form 4, 5 or 6 that is initialled on the front by the officer.
(7) Record of voting The pre-poll voting officer is to make an appropriate notation on the officer's authorised copy of the roll of electors to show that the elector has received a ballot-paper.
(8) Delivery of ballot-paper to elector On receiving the ballot-paper, the elector is to:
(a) privately record his or her vote on the ballot-paper, and
(b) fold the ballot-paper so as to conceal the vote marked on it, and then put it in the declared institutions ballot-box without unfolding it.



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