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Regulations 1996 No.37 of 1996 Northern Territory Electoral Regulations



Regulations 1996 No.37 of 1996 Northern Territory Electoral Regulations

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Northern Territory Electoral Regulations (b) allow candidates' representatives to inspect postal vote certificates marked with the word "rejected" and then (i) exclude the postal ballot-papers contained in those unopened postal vote certificates from the determination of the results of the poll; and (ii) place such postal vote certificates, unopened, in a parcel; (c) withdraw from the envelopes admitted to the determination of the results of the poll, the postal ballot-paper and, without inspecting or unfolding it or allowing any other person to do so, forthwith deposit the folded postal ballot- paper in a locked or sealed ballot-box; (d) place the envelope from which the postal ballot- paper was withdrawn in a parcel together with all other envelopes from which postal ballot-papers were withdrawn in accordance with paragraph (c) ; and (e) seal up the parcels referred to in paragraphs (b) and (d) and endorse on each parcel a statement of its contents. 26. EXAMINATION OF SECTION 72 DECLARATIONS (1) The Divisional Returning Officer shall, after the close of the polling, in the presence of such candidates' representatives as choose to attend and other persons approved by the Divisional Returning Officer (a) produce unopened all envelopes containing ballot- papers (and which bear declarations made under section 72 of the Act); (b) examine each envelope and if satisfied that (i) the declaration on the envelope is properly signed and attested; and (ii) the person who made the declaration is, in his or her opinion, entitled to vote in respect of, and, in the case of a person who made a declaration under section 72(2) or (3) of the Act, enrolled for, the division in respect of which the Divisional Returning Officer is appointed, the Divisional Returning Officer shall 8

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