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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 340

Voting by elector with confidential address

340 Voting by elector with confidential address

(1) An elector who has made a declaration of residence under clause 339 is to mark and fold the ballot-paper and return the folded ballot-paper to an election official.
(2) In the presence of the elector and any scrutineers present, the election official is to enclose the folded ballot-paper in the envelope containing the declaration of residence and addressed to the returning officer and seal the envelope.
(3) The election official is to deliver or send the envelope to the returning officer.
(4) The returning officer is to examine the declaration on the unopened envelope and ascertain from the Electoral Commission or the general manager whether the residence specified in the declaration is the residence specified in the appropriate request (as affected by any change of residence annotated on the request) under section 739 of the Act.
(5) If the declaration is in order and the residence is the appropriate one, the returning officer is to open the envelope containing the ballot-paper, extract the ballot-paper and, without damaging the writing on the envelope, place the ballot-paper still folded in the ballot-box for provisional votes.
(6) If the declaration is not in order, or the residence is not the appropriate one, the returning officer is to leave the envelope containing the ballot-paper unopened.



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