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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 356T

Confiscation of posters and other electoral material

356T Confiscation of posters and other electoral material

(1) Confiscation by election officials The returning officer or any polling place manager, or any other election official authorised by the returning officer or the polling place manager, may remove and confiscate, or cause to be removed and confiscated:
(a) any poster displayed in contravention of Subdivision 4 or 5, or
(b) any electoral material that is apparently available for distribution in contravention of Subdivision 5.
(2) Confiscation by police Any police officer may remove and confiscate, or cause to be removed and confiscated:
(a) any poster displayed in contravention of Subdivision 3, 4 or 5, or
(b) any electoral material that is apparently available for distribution in contravention of Subdivision 5.
(3) Use of force A police officer may use reasonable force for the purposes of this clause. This clause does not authorise any other person to use force.
(4) Confiscated material to be destroyed Confiscated electoral material must be destroyed without undue delay, but destruction may be delayed if the material is or may reasonably be required for evidentiary purposes.



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