Issue of writ

  • Heading: amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 101(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

139 Contents of writ
  • (1) In every writ for a general election or a by-election there shall be appointed—

    • (a) the latest day for the nomination of constituency candidates; and

    • (b) a day for the polling to take place if a poll is required, being a Saturday; and

    • (c) the latest day for the return of the writ.

    (2) Polling day shall not be earlier than the 20th day after nomination day nor later than the 27th day after nomination day.

    (3) [Repealed]

    (4) The latest day for the return of the writ (other than a writ issued under section 153E(2)) shall be the 50th day after its issue.

    (5) The latest day for the return of a writ issued under section 153E(2) shall be the 78th day after its issue.

    Compare: 1956 No 107 s 76; 1975 No 28 s 30; 1985 No 149 s 18

    Section 139(1): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 53(1) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

    Section 139(3): repealed, on 28 February 2002, by section 53(2) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

    Section 139(4): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 53(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).

    Section 139(5): amended, on 28 February 2002, by section 53(3) of the Electoral Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 1).