Examples of Electoral Law in a sentence
His disquiet surfaced for the first time during the meeting of the Cabinet Legislation Committee on 5 December 1991, in which the Clerk argued that the House, not the Clerk, should determine the wording of referendum questions.80 As a result of the Clerk´s objections, the Minister of Justice asked him to present his concerns to the Electoral Law Select Committee.In the meantime, the CIR Bill was introduced to Parliament.
The Chairman of the Electoral Law Committee in 1995, Tony Ryall, National MP, said that "options could include an independent commissioner or committee to decide whether questions were suitable for a referendum": see Brent Edwards "Referendum Law Up for Review" (4 December 1995) The Evening Post Wellington 1; without any statutory criteria, however, this seems to be an impossible task.
The AEA welcomed the Law Commissions’ Consultation Paper on Electoral Law and their proposal which takes forward work to simplify electoral legislation across the UK to create a single Electoral Administration Act17.
That is certainly arguable, although some election rules have been amended specifically to include a reference to an error of spelling in relation to the description of a registered party which a candidate is authorised to use: Northern Ireland Assembly (Elections) Order 2001 SI 2001 No 2599, sch1 modification to rule 14A; Electoral Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1962 sch 5 r 12A(2); European Parliamentary Election Regulations, sch 1 r 16(2).
Elections of Members of the National Assembly must be conducted in accordance with the Electoral Law.