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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 13 November 2019 at 05:45)
General provisions concerning a council poll or constitutional referendum
What provisions apply to the conduct of a council poll or constitutional referendum?
Part 1 and Part 6 (except Divisions 3, 4 and 5) of Chapter 10 (How are people elected to civic office?) apply to a council poll, and Part 1 and Part 6 (except Divisions 3 and 5) of that Chapter apply to a constitutional referendum, with such modifications as may be necessary, in the same way as they apply to an election.Part 1 of Chapter 10 identifies the people who are entitled to vote in council elections, and Part 6 governs the conduct of those elections.Division 3 of Part 6 of that Chapter deals with nominations for election, Division 4 with failure to vote and Division 5 with miscellaneous matters such as irregularities of form or procedure in elections, overdue elections and those declared void.
Day for taking council poll or constitutional referendum
A council poll or constitutional referendum may be taken on any Saturday, including the Saturday of an ordinary election.
When is a question at a council poll or constitutional referendum carried?
The question at a council poll or constitutional referendum is carried if it is supported by a majority of the votes cast.The reference to votes in subsection (1) does not include a reference to any vote that, pursuant to the regulations, is found to be informal.