Contents (1993 - 30)Skip to content
Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 5 December 2019 to date (accessed 23 February 2020 at 22:59)
(1) A person who is not duly nominated is not eligible for election as a councillor, or for election by the electors of an area as mayor.(2) To be duly nominated for election as a councillor for an area, or for election as mayor of an area by the electors of an area, a person must be enrolled as an elector for the area, and must be qualified to hold that civic office, at the closing date for the election.(3) A person may not be nominated for election as a councillor for more than one ward.(4) A nomination is to be proposed to and made by the returning officer as prescribed by the regulations and may be withdrawn by the nominee as prescribed by the regulations.(5) A nomination is to be rejected if the returning officer has not been paid the deposit prescribed by the regulations for the nomination or (if none is prescribed) a deposit of 50 per cent of the deposit required to be deposited for the nomination of a candidate for election to the Legislative Assembly.(5A) However, if a group that comprises more than 5 candidates—(a) proposes the nomination of all members of the group, and pays the deposit for the nomination of all members of the group, at the same time, andthe amount of the deposit for each candidate included in the group is 5 times the deposit for one candidate divided by the number of candidates in that group.(b) has lodged a claim under section 308A(2),(6) If a returning officer rejects a proposed nomination and the nominated person applies in writing for an explanation of the rejection, the returning officer must provide the nominated person with a written explanation within 7 days.(7) A deposit may be refunded in accordance with the regulations.