District and Town Officers (Election) (Amendment) Regulations 2013

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District and Town Officers (Election) (Amendment) Regulations 2013






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DISTRICT AND TOWN OFFICERS

(ELECTION) (AMENDMENT)

REGULATIONS 2013






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DISTRICT AND TOWN OFFICERS (ELECTION)

(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2013



In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6(3) of the District and Town Officers

Act, the Electoral Commission makes the following regulations and as amended in the

Tongan version only by the Legislative Assembly on 21st July 2014 by virtue of

section 9 of the Government Act (Cap. 3):

1st September 2014

1 Short title

(1) These Regulations may be cited as the District and Town Officers

(Election) (Amendment) Regulations 2013.

(2) These Regulations shall come into force on the date they are published in

the Gazette except for regulation 2(e) which shall come into force on the

same date that the District and Town Officers (Amendment) Act 2013

comes into force.

2 Regulations amended

The District and Town Officers (Election) Regulations are amended as follows –

(a) Replace “Prime Minister” with “Electoral Commission” wherever it

appears;

(b) In the proviso to regulation 2 insert “’Eua,” after “Ha’apai”;

District and Town Officers (Election) (Amendment)
Regulations 2013







(c) In regulation 3 delete the words “each District shall be the Electoral

District for the purposes of the Legislative Assembly Act and”; and insert

the words “the basis for” after “prima facie”;

(d) Regulation 4(1) is repealed and replaced with –

“Elections will be held at such times as shall be appointed in accordance

with the Act and notified by the Electoral Commission by Notice

published in the Gazette and by fonos through District and Town

Officers.”

(e) In the Schedule Note 1 –

change “30” to “20” and change “10” to “5”;

(f) In the Schedule Note 2 –

replace “Prime Minister’s Office” with “Supervisor of Elections”;

(g) In the Schedule Note 3 –

replace the table with –

Population of District or Town Deposit $

1,000 and above 50

500 to 999 40

200 to 499 30

50 to 199 20

49 and below 10









Made by the Electoral Commission this 26 day of February 2013.







Electoral Commission