AustLII Tasmanian Consolidated Acts

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ELECTORAL ACT 2004 - SECT 102

Marking of ballot papers

(1)  In respect of an Assembly election, an elector –
(a) must mark the ballot paper by placing, without omission or duplication, the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the boxes next to the names of candidates in order of preference; and
(b) may place further consecutive numbers in any or all of the boxes next to the names of the remaining candidates.
(2)  In respect of a Council election, an elector –
(a) must mark the ballot paper by placing, without omission or duplication –
(i) if there are more than 3 candidates, the numbers 1, 2 and 3 in the boxes next to the names of the candidates in order of preference; or
(ii) if there are 3 candidates, the numbers 1 and 2 in the boxes next to the names of the candidates in order of preference; or
(iii) if there are 2 candidates, the number 1 in the box next to the name of the candidate of first preference; and
(b) may place further consecutive numbers in any or all of the remaining boxes next to the names of the remaining candidates.



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