District and Town Officers (Amendment) Act 2012

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District and Town Officers (Amendment) Act 2012


Act No. 20 of 2012





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DISTRICT AND TOWN OFFICERS

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DISTRICT AND TOWN OFFICERS (AMENDMENT)

ACT 2012

Arrangement of Sections

Section

1 Short Title .............................................................................................................. 5
2 Section 6 amended ................................................................................................. 5
3 Transitional ............................................................................................................ 6


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DISTRICT AND TOWN OFFICERS (AMENDMENT)

ACT 2012

Act No. 20 of 2012

AN ACT TO AMEND THE DISTRICT AND TOWN OFFICERS ACT TO

REFLECT THE OPERATION OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

I assent,

TUPOU VI,

21
st
November 2012.



BE IT ENACTED by the King and Legislative Assembly of Tonga in the

Legislature of the Kingdom as follows:

1 Short Title

This Act may be cited as the District and Town Officers (Amendment) Act 2012.

2 Section 6 amended

Section 6 of the District and Town Officers Act is amended by repealing subsections

(3), (4) and (6) and replacing them with -

“(3) The Electoral Commission shall have the overall responsibility for

organising and conducting elections under this Act in accordance with

such procedure as it determines, and the Electoral Commission may

make regulations for the purposes of -

(a) regulating the procedures to be followed at an election;

(b) any matter required to be carried out under the Act.

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(4) The Prime Minister with the approval of Cabinet may appoint a date,

not less than 40 days thereafter, for the holding of an election required

to be held under this Act, and the Electoral Commission shall notify

such date by Notice published in the Gazette in accordance with

regulations.

(6) Nominations shall be received by the Supervisor of Elections not later

than 21 days before the date of the election.”.

3 Transitional

The District and Town Officers (Election) Regulations made on 2nd March 1965, as

subsequently amended, are deemed to have been made by the Electoral Commission

under section 6(3) and may be amended, repealed and replaced by the Electoral

Commission.






Passed by the Legislative Assembly this 12
th
day of October 2012.

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