Victorian Consolidated Regulations

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Candidate indication of preferences

    (1)     A candidate, or a person authorised in writing by the candidate, may lodge an indication of preferences for inclusion in the postal ballot envelope.

    (2)     An indication of preferences must be lodged with the returning officer no later than noon on the third day after the close of nominations.

    (3)     An indication of preferences must be lodged—

        (a)     at the place that nominations are received under clause 3(2) of Schedule 2 to the Act; or

        (b)     if the returning officer has advised candidates that candidate statements are to be received at another place, at that other place; or

        (c)     by electronic communication in accordance with conditions determined by the returning officer.

    (4)     An indication of preferences must—

        (a)     be in the form of a ballot-paper and identify each candidate and the order in which they appear on the ballot-paper; and

        (b)     place a number 1, 2, 3, 4 (and so on as the case requires) opposite the names of all the candidates so as to indicate the candidate's order of preference for them by an unbroken numerical sequence.

    (5)     The returning officer must reject an indication of preferences that does not comply with this regulation.

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