New South Wales Consolidated Regulations

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Adjournment of poll

383 Adjournment of poll

(1) When the proceedings for taking the poll at an election are interrupted or obstructed at a polling place by a riot or open violence, the returning officer is to adjourn the taking of the poll there to the following day. If necessary the returning officer is to adjourn the poll from day to day until the interruption or obstruction has ceased.
(2) If the polling place manager fails to open the polling at a polling place for 30 minutes after the time when the polling should have started or if he or she becomes incapable of performing his or her duties after polling has opened, and remains so incapable for a period of 30 minutes or more, the other election officials present are to act for the polling place manager and may exercise his or her functions.
(3) If for any reason other than riot or open violence the polling has not been opened at a polling place on the election day or if the polling has been opened but from the absence of necessary forms, documents or materials the poll cannot be proceeded with, the returning officer is to adjourn the polling there to a day not later than 21 days following the election day. The election manager is to cause public notice to be given immediately of the new day.

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