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ELECTORAL ACT 2002 - SECT 221

Amendment of statements

    (1)     If the Commission is satisfied that a statement contains a formal error or is subject to a formal defect, the Commission may amend the statement to the extent necessary to correct the error or remove the defect.

    (2)     A person who has given a statement may request the permission of the Commission to make a specified amendment of the statement for the purpose of correcting an error or omission.

    (3)     If the statement was given by a person as the registered officer of a registered political party, the request under subsection (2) may be made either by—

        (a)     the person who gave the statement; or

        (b)     the person who is currently the registered officer of the registered political party.

    (4)     A request under subsection (2) must—

        (a)     be by notice in writing signed by the person making the request; and

        (b)     be lodged with the Commission.

    (5)     If—

        (a)     a request has been made under subsection (2); and

        (b)     the Commission is satisfied that there is an error in, or omission from the statement to which the request relates—

the Commission must permit the person making the request to amend the statement in accordance with the request.

    (6)     If the Commission decides to refuse a request under subsection (2), the Commission must give to the person making the request written notice of the reasons for the decision.

    (7)     The amendment of a statement under this section does not affect the liability of a person to be convicted of an offence arising out of the giving of the statement.



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