An Act to amend the law relating to the election of senators for the State of Queensland
This Act may be cited as the Senate Elections Act 1960 .
For the purpose of the elections of senators for this State to the Senate of the Commonwealth, the Governor in Council by proclamation published in the Gazette may fix the dates—(a)for the issue of the writ; and(b)for the close of the rolls; and(d)for the polling; and(e)on or before which the writ shall be returned, respectively;and may also, by proclamation published as aforesaid, appoint a place for the nomination of candidates.
The writ shall bear date as of the day of issue, and the dates fixed for the close of the rolls, the nomination of candidates, the polling, and the return of the writ, and the place appointed for the nomination of candidates, shall be specified therein.
Nomination must be made at some time after the issue of the writ, and before 12 noon on the day of nomination.
The polling shall be taken at all polling places within the State appointed under the law of the Commonwealth for the time being in force for the regulation of parliamentary elections.
The day fixed for the polling shall be a Saturday.
The poll shall be open at 8a.m. and shall not close until all electors in the polling booth at 6p.m. and desiring to vote have voted.
Within 20 days before or after the day appointed for the polling, the Governor in Council, by notice published in the Gazette, may provide for extending the time for holding the election, or for returning the writ, or meeting any difficulty which might otherwise interfere with the due course of the election, and any provision so made shall be valid and sufficient.