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Guild Election Regulations made under Statute 20 - Polling locations

Guild Election Regulations made under Statute 20

Polling locations

618 CAMPUS POLLING PLACE

618(1) Appointment of Campus Polling Places

(a) The Returning Officer shall appoint two static Polling Places, one within 50m of the Guild building foundation stone and one at the base of the Reid Library stairs.

(b) The Returning Officer shall advertise on the Guild Notice Board, and take whatever other steps they consider appropriate and convenient to give Public Notice of the location of the Polling Place and the dates and times of operation.

(c) The Returning Officer shall act as the Officer-in-Charge of the Polling Places throughout their hours of operation or may appoint an Electoral Assistant to be the Officer-in-Charge at any Polling Place.

618(2) Exclusions

A Polling Place shall not be appointed in licensed premises within the meaning given to that phrase by section 3 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (WA).

618(3) Precincts

(a) The precincts of the Polling Place shall include the area within a 5 metre radius of any entrance or exit to a Polling Place.

(b) Precincts of the Polling Place shall be designated before the commencement of polling by the Officer-in-Charge of the Polling Place but may be altered at any time thereafter by the Officer-in-Charge of the Polling Place.

618(4) Polling hours

Polling hours shall be from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

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619 SPECIAL POLLING PLACES

619(1) Appointment of Special Polling Places

(a) The Guild Council, at its sole discretion may appoint Special Polling Places at any location it determines prior to the Election Period.

(b) Polling shall take place for one Day at each of the Special Polling Places but not on the same Day as another Special Polling Place.

(c) The Returning Officer shall take such steps as necessary to give Public Notice of the location of the special Polling Places and the dates and times of operation.

619(2) Exclusions

A Special Polling Place shall not be appointed in licensed premises or within 50 metres of licensed premises.

619(3) Precincts

Precincts of the Special Polling Place shall be designated by the Officer-in-Charge of the polling team in accordance with the Regulations governing the Campus Polling Place or as near as can be practically achieved.

619(4) Days and hours of operation

(a) The hours of operation of the polling at Special Polling Places shall be in accordance with regulation 618(4).

(b) The hours of operation of a Special Polling Place may be altered or extended by the Officer-in-Charge provided such extension does not go beyond the closure of the Campus Polling Place on the last Day of polling or the commencement of polling on the first Day of polling.

(c) If the hours of operation are altered or extended, every reasonable endeavour should be made by the Returning Office to give Public Notice of the change(s) as soon as possible.

619(5) Adjournment of polling

(a) An Officer-In-Charge of a Polling Place or the Returning Officer may adjourn polling from Day to Day where the polling is interrupted by:

(i) riot or open violence; or

(ii) fire, storm, tempest, flood or a similar occurrence.

(b) A Returning Officer may adjourn polling at a Polling Place for a period not exceeding 7 Days, where, from any cause, the Polling Place is not open, and shall take such steps as they may consider necessary or convenient to give Public Notice of that adjournment as soon as possible.

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