Electoral Act 1993

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  • This version was reprinted on 12 May 2016 to make corrections to sections 22, 54(2), 55(1)(i), 67(3)(e), 204F, and 261 under section 25(1)(j)(ii), (iii) and (m) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Part 6 Elections

General elections

125 Writ for general election

Whenever Parliament is dissolved or expires, the Governor-General must, not later than 7 days after the dissolution or expiration, issue a writ in form 3 to the Electoral Commission requiring the Electoral Commission to make all necessary arrangements for the conduct of a general election.

Section 125: substituted, on 28 February 2002, by section 44 of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

Section 125: amended, on 1 October 2010, by section 32(1)(a) of the Electoral (Administration) Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 26).