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Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 11 July 2020 at 20:37)
Division 8 Nominations
75 Eligibility for nomination
Any person is eligible for nomination as a candidate for election if the person is eligible, under Division 3, to be elected.
76 Nomination of candidates
(1) A nomination of a candidate—(a) must be in Form 4, and(b) must be made by at least 2 persons (other than the candidate) who each are eligible to vote in the election, and(c) must be endorsed with, or accompanied by, the consent of the nominee, and(d) must be lodged with the returning officer before the close of nominations.(2) If the returning officer is of the opinion that an insufficient number of persons by whom a candidate has been nominated are eligible to nominate a candidate, the returning officer must, as soon as practicable, cause notice of that fact to be given to the candidate.(3) A candidate who has been nominated in an election may withdraw the nomination at any time before the close of nominations by notice in writing addressed to the returning officer.
77 Uncontested elections
If the number of persons who have been duly nominated as candidates by the close of nominations does not exceed the number of persons to be elected, each of those persons is taken to have been elected.
78 Contested elections
If the number of persons who have been duly nominated as candidates by the close of nominations exceeds the number of persons to be elected, a ballot must be held.