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Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act, No. 27 of 2000

Long title


To regulate municipal elections; to amend certain laws; connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION, APPLICATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF ACT
1.  Definitions
2.  Interpretation of this Act
3.  This Act to regulate municipal elections
4.  Administration of this Act

CHAPTER 2. VOTERS' ROLL AND ELECTION DATE
5.  National common voters' roil to apply to municipal elections
6.  Segments of voters' roll to be used in election
7.  Who may vote
8.  Postponement of elections
9.  Postponement of voting at voting station
10.  Revote at voting station

CHAPTER 3. PREPARATIONS FOR ELECTION

Part 1. Election, timetable and appointment of local representatives
11.  Election timetable
12.  Appointment of local representatives

Part 2. Parties contesting election and submission of party lists
13.  Parties contesting elections
14.  Requirements for parties contesting election by way of party lists
14A.  Central payment of deposits   [...inserted by Act 2010_014B_20101201_34009_1147 - NOTE: amending Act 2010_014A_000_20101201_33827_0000_1147 did not insert "14A" - see Commentaries]** 
15.  List of parties contesting election by way of party lists and certification of party lists -

Part 3. Ward candidates
16.  Nomination of ward candidates
17.  Requirements for ward candidates to contest election
17A.  Central Payment of Deposits  [...inserted by Act 2010_014B_20101201_34009_1147 - NOTE: amending Act 2010_014A_000_20101201_33827_0000_1147 did not insert "17A" - see Commentaries]** 
18.  List of ward candidates to contest ward election

Part 4. Voting stations
19.  Establishment of voting stations
20. Relocation of voting stations
21.  Boundaries of voting stations
22.  Mobile voting stations

Part 5. Voting materials
23.  Ballot papers
24.  Ballot boxes
25.  Voting compartments
26.  Voting materials

Part 6. Officers, additional persons, institutions and agents
27.  Appointment of presiding officers
28.  Powers and duties of presiding officers
29. Appointment of voting officers
30. Powers and duties of voting officers
31. Appointment of counting officers
32. Powers and duties of counting officers
33. Appointment of counters
34. Powers and duties of counters
35. Appointment of additional persons
36. Powers and duties of additional persons
37. General provisions concerning appointment of officers
38. General provisions concerning appointment of institutions
39. Appointment of agents
40. Powers and duties of agents and candidates within voting station

CHAPTER 4. OBSERVERS AND VOTER EDUCATION PROVIDERS
41. Accreditation of observers
42. Powers and duties of accredited observers
43. Accreditation of persons providing voter education

CHAPTER 5. VOTING
44. Officers at voting stations
45. Hours of voting
46. Initial procedures
47. Voting procedure
48. Assistance to certain voters
49. Issue of new ballot papers
50. Marking of hand
51. Objections concerning voting
52. Sealing of ballot boxes
53. Completion of ballot paper statement and sealing of voting materials
54. Voting procedure for mobile voting stations
55. [ [ Special votes ] ]  [...Title amended by Act 2010_014A_008_20101201 - was entitled "General"] [...Title reamended by Act 2010_014B_008_20101201 - was entitled "Special votes"]**  

CHAPTER 6. COUNTING
56. Commencement of counting procedures
57. Place and time of counting of votes
58. Verification procedure
59. Objections and appeals concerning verification
60. Counting of votes
61. Rejection of ballot papers
62. Objections concerning sorting of ballot papers and counting of votes
63. Procedure concerning results and voting materials
64. Determination and declaration of result of election
65. [ [ Objections material to result of election ] ]  [......Title reamended by Act 2010_014A_010_20101201 - was entitled "Objections material to declared results of election"] [...Title amended by Act 2010_014B_010_20101201 - was entitled "Objections material to result of electoin"]**

CHAPTER 7. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Part 1. Prohibited conduct
66. Contravention of Code
67. Undue influence
68. Impersonation
69. Intentional false statements
70. Infringement of secrecy
71. Prohibitions concerning voting and election materials
72. Prohibitions concerning placards and billboards during election
73. Obstruction of, or non-compliance with, directions of Commission, chief electoral officer and other officers
74. Temporary obligations
75. Prohibition on certain political activities
76. Prohibition on publication of exit polls

Part 2. Enforcement
77. Institution of and intervention in civil proceedings by chief electoral officer
78. Jurisdiction and powers of Electoral Court

Part 3. Offences and penalties
79. Offences
80. Penalties

Part 4. Other general provisions
81. Access to private places
82. Ownership of voting and election materials, and disposal
83. Return or forfeiture of deposit
84. Effect of certain irregularities
85. Inspection and copying of documents
86. Prohibition on certain strikes and lockouts

Part 5. Codes of conduct and regulations
87. Electoral Code of Conduct
88. Other Codes
89. Regulations

Part 6. Delegation of powers and assignment of duties by Commission and chief electoral officer
90. Delegation of powers and assignment of duties by Commission
91. Delegation of powers and assignment of duties by chief electoral officer
92. Decision of objections and appeals

Part 7. Miscellaneous
93. Amendment of laws
94. Application of Local Government Transition Act, 1993
95. Act binds State
96. Short title
Sch.1. SCHEDULE 1. ELECTORAL CODE OF CONDUCT (SECTIONS 1 AND 87) [s1, s87]
Sch.2. SCHEDULE 2. AMENDMENT OF LAWS (SECTION 93) [s93]
Sch.3. SCHEDULE 3. ELECTION TIMETABLE  [s1] [...inserted by Act 2010_014A_011_20101201_33827] [...reinserted by Act 2010_014B_011_20101201_34009 - was entitled "SCHEDLUE 3. ELECTION TIMETABLE (section 93)"]**

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