(1) Subject to subsection (2), the functions of a Committee are-
(a) to advise, subject to section 5(9), any prospective candidate for an ordinary election as to whether he or she is eligible to be, or disqualified from being, nominated as a candidate at that ordinary election;
(b) to advise any Returning Officer as to whether a particular candidate for an election is eligible to be, or disqualified from being, nominated as a candidate at that election.
(2) A Committee must perform its functions under subsection (1) in respect of the election or elections specified under section 2(4) in relation to its appointment.
(3) The Commission must specify by notice published in the Gazette the date by which a Committee must complete the performance of its function under subsection (1)(a) as regards an ordinary election in relation to which it is appointed. If more than one Committee is appointed in relation to the same ordinary election, the Commission must, for the purposes of this subsection, specify the same date in respect of each such Committee.
(4) As regards a particular election, the Committee must perform its function under subsection (1)(b) during the period specified by the Commission by notice published in the Gazette for the purposes of this subsection.