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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (GENERAL) REGULATION 2005 - REG 388

Assistance to certain electors

388 Assistance to certain electors

(1) If an elector is unable to vote without assistance or if the elector is under a religious obligation not to mark a ballot-paper with his or her own hand, a person appointed by the elector may assist the elector.
(2) The person so appointed must, in the same manner as would be required if he or she were the elector, mark a vote on the ballot-paper (and complete and sign any declaration) according to the instructions of the elector and then fold and return it to an election official.
(3) However, if (in any form of voting except postal voting) the elector fails to appoint such a person, the polling place manager or pre-poll voting officer (as the case requires) must mark a vote on the ballot-paper (and complete and sign any declaration) according to the instructions of the elector and then fold the ballot-paper.
(4) The polling place manager or pre-poll voting officer (as the case requires) must do that in the presence of such scrutineers as are present, or, if there are no scrutineers present, either in the presence of another election official or (if the elector so wishes), in the presence of a person appointed by the elector.



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