Friday, 19 July 2013

Petition to Repeal Section 9A of the Elections Act 1958

This is worth your signature, folks. Let's try get it up to 10,000 signatures for a start.

Repeal Section 9A of the Elections Act 1958

If you're wondering what Section 9A is, read on.

Section 9A of the Elections Act 1958 stipulates that:

“After an electoral roll has been certified or (and) re-certified, as the case may be, and notice of the certification or (and) re-certification has been published in the Gazette as prescribed by regulations made under this Act, the electoral roll shall be deemed to be final and binding and shall not be questioned or appealed against in, or reviewed, quashed or set aside by, any court.”

This in substance means that once an electoral roll is gazetted, it cannot be challenged in court. The Election Commission has absolute power in controlling the electoral roll and cannot be challenged, even in the presence of elements of fraud legally proven or admission of irregularity by the Election Commission itself.

I'm not putting up with this; I hope you're not either.

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