|161B||Title:||MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS (ELECTORAL PROVISIONS) (PROCEDURE) REGULATION||Gazette Number:|
|Section:||24||Heading:||Result of election and declaration of result||Version Date:||30/06/1997|
(1) In the case of a single vacancy, the Secretary shall declare the candidate who has obtained the highest number of votes to be elected.
(2) In the case of more than one vacancy, the Secretary shall, subject to subsection (3), declare the candidates who have obtained the highest and the next highest, and where applicable, the higher number of votes in respect of those vacancies to be elected.
(3) Where more than one candidate has obtained the same number of votes in respect of a single vacancy or the only remaining vacancy, the result of election to that vacancy is to be determined by a postal ballot of the members of the Council in office at that time. The candidate who receives the highest number of votes from the Council members is deemed to have received the additional votes. In case of equal votes from the Council members, the Chairman has a casting vote. No proxy is allowed in the postal ballot.
(4) When, in the opinion of the Secretary, the overall result of an election is ascertained, whether by polling, under section 15, 16 or 25, or a combination of these manners, and notwithstanding any vacancy remaining (if any) under section 16(3), the Secretary may-