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Referendum (Amendment) Act 2016


REPUBLIC OF VANUATU


REFERENDUM (AMENDMENT)
ACT NO. 12 OF 2016

Arrangement of Sections



REPUBLIC OF VANUATU

Assent: 20/12/2016
Commencement: 06/02/2017

REFRENDUM (AMENDMENT)
ACT NO. 12 OF 2016

An Act to amend the Referendum Act [CAP 297].

Be it enacted by the President and Parliament as follows-

  1. Amendment

The Referendum Act [CAP 297] is amended as set out in the Schedule.

  1. Commencement

This Act commences on the day on which it is published in the Gazette.

SCHEDULE

AMENDMENTS OF REFERENDUM ACT [CAP 297]

  1. Section 1

Insert in its correct alphabetical position-

““Electoral Commission” means the Electoral Commission established by Article 18 of the Constitution;”

  1. Section 2

Repeal the section, substitute

“2. Responsibility of the Electoral Commission in a national referendum

Whenever in accordance with Article 86 of the Constitution a national referendum is required, the Electoral Commission, with the assistance of the Principal Electoral Officer, is responsible for the organisation, administration and conduct of a national referendum.”

  1. Section 3

Repeal the section.

  1. Subsection 4(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute

“(1) The Electoral Commission is to determine by Order, a day for electors to vote for the purposes of a national referendum.”

  1. Subsection 4(2)

After “general election”, insert “,provincial election and municipal election”

  1. Subsection 8(4)

Delete “Principal Electoral Officer”, substitute “Electoral Commission”

  1. Subsections 8(5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

  1. Subsections 9(1) and (2)

Delete “Principal Electoral Officer”, substitute “Electoral Commission”

  1. Schedule 1

Repeal the Schedule.



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