The National Convention (Labrador) Act, 1946

S.N. 1946, No. 29

An Act relating to the Election of a Representative to the National Convention for the Electoral District of Labrador.

[19th July, 1946]

Be it enacted by the Governor, by and with the advice of the Commission of Government, as follows:

1. In respect of the election of a representative to the National Convention under the National Convention Act, 1946, (hereinafter referred to as the said Act) for the electoral district of Labrador (hereinafter referred to as the said district) the provisions of this Act shall apply together with such provisions of the said Act as are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act.

2.--(1) A person eligible for nomination as a candidate for the said district shall be deemed to have been validly nominated if there shall, within the period between the date of the Proclamation mentioned in Section 3 of this Act and the expiry of the time for nomination set by Section 25 of the said Act, have been delivered to the Returning Officer copies of the following documents:

(a) a document signed with his own hand by such person stating his full name his address and occupation and his desire to be nominated as a candidate for election to the National Convention; and

(b)a document signed with their own hands by at least five electors of the said district certifying that to their knowledge such person is an ordinary and bona fide resident of the said district and is qualified to become a candidate for the said district.

(2) The documents provided for under subsection (1) shall be delivered to the person in charge of a telegraph office within the period in the said subsection mentioned for telegraphic transmission to the Returning Officer.

(3) Nothing in this section contained shall affect the validity of nominations made in accordance with the provisions of Sections 26, 27, 28 and 29 of the said Act.

3.--(1) The Governor in Commission shall, by Proclamation, fix the day and place of nomination for the said district and constitute in the said district polling centres and may designate a ship as the polling station for any or all of the said centres: Provided that the Deputy Returning Officer may establish the polling station in a building at any polling centre.

(2) The Proclamation issued under this section shall fix the day and hours of polling in each of the polling centres of the said district and may fix different days and different hours in the same day for polling in different centres and may direct postponement of the poll in any or all polling centres until such time after arrival of the ship at polling centres as the Deputy Returning Officer may decide.

(3) The provisions of sections 19 and 23 and subsections (1) of section 54 of the said Act shall not apply in respect of the election in the said district.

4.--(1) The Chief Electoral Officer shall appoint one or more deputy returning officers and poll clerks for all the polling divisions of the said district.

Appointments made under this section and oaths taken by persons appointed shall be in the form prescribed by Sections 16 and 17 of the said Act with such modifications as the Chief Electoral Officer may deem desirable to render them applicable.

5. There shall be a separate ballot box for each polling centre and immediately after the close of the poll in each such centre the deputy returning office shall follow the procedure prescribed in subsections (6) and (8) of Section 67 of the said Act and upon receipt by the Returning Officer of all ballot boxes for the said district he shall proceed to count the votes in accordance with the procedure for counting provided in the said Section 67 and the provisions of Sections 68 and 69 of the said Act shall, in so far as they are capable of application, apply to such count and the declaration of election.

6. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 46 of the said Act conferring voting qualifications upon certain persons in a district in which they have been resident for two months immediately preceding the day of polling, any person who is not ordinarily and bona fide resident in the said district on the day of polling in the polling division in which he seeks to vote shall not be eligible to vote in the said district.

7. The forms in the Second Schedule of the said Act shall, with necessary alterations to render them applicable, be used where such use is necessary.

8. This Act may be cited as the National Convention (Labrador) Act, 1946.

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