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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 356

Declaring the election

356 Declaring the election

(1) The election manager is to approve of the returning officer's declaring the election in writing as soon as practicable after the notification of the result of any recount or it becomes clear that no recount will be required.
(2) The declaration is to be signed by the returning officer and is to state the number of votes recorded for each candidate, 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 the election is declared, the election manager must:
(a) display the written declaration in a conspicuous position at the office of the relevant council, and
(b) deliver or send a copy of the written declaration to the Director-General, the Secretary of the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales, and the relevant general manager (in relation to an election administered by the Electoral Commissioner) or the Electoral Commissioner (in relation to an election administered by a general manager).
(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.
(5) The election manager must cause the information in the declaration to be published on the election manager's internet website for at least one month.
(7) The election manager must insert, in a newspaper circulating generally in the State or another newspaper circulating in the relevant area or both, a notice stating:
(a) the names of the candidates declared elected, and
(b) the ward or area for which they have been elected, and
(c) that detailed results are available on the election manager's internet website and for inspection at the office of the relevant council, and
(d) such other information relating to the election as the election manager thinks fit.
(8) A notice under subclause (7) may relate to one or more areas.



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