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Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Current version for 7 February 2020 to date (accessed 31 March 2020 at 10:38)
Part 5 Division 9
Division 9 Calling of the ballot
79   Notice of ballot
(1)  As soon as practicable after it becomes apparent to the returning officer that a ballot is required to be taken in respect of an election, the returning officer must cause notice that a ballot is to be taken—
(a)  to be published in at least one newspaper circulating locally in the area to which the election relates, or
(b)  to be sent by post to each person whose name is included in the final roll at the address shown on the roll.
(2)  The notice—
(a)  must state that a ballot is to be taken, and
(b)  must fix a time and date for the close of the ballot, and
(c)  must, in the case of a notice in a newspaper, advise where copies of the final roll will be exhibited.
(3)  The notice must also state that it is compulsory for persons who wish to vote in the election to be enrolled in the final roll for the election.
(4)  The close of the ballot must not be earlier than 28 days after the calling of the ballot.
80   Postponement of ballot
(1)  The returning officer may postpone (for a period not exceeding 14 days) the close of the ballot by a notice published in the same way as the notice stating that a ballot is to be held.
(2)  The power conferred on the returning officer by this clause may be exercised more than once in respect of an election.