Electoral Act 1993

  • This version includes a correction to section 206C(1)(a) made under section 25(j)(i) 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).