ATTORNEY-GENERAL v. HOLDEN (Mag. App. No. 19/57)) [1957] SLSC 1266 (03 September 1957);

The effect of para. (1) of s.31 of the House of Representatives (Elections) Regulations, 1957 is to impose
a duty upon a presiding officer to keep order in the polling station and para. (2) provides the means of carrying out that duty; the offender
should first be asked to behave properly and if he refuses force may, if necessary, be used to remove him without constituting an assault (page 23, lines 16-19; page 23, lines 31-36).

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Criminal Law-assault

Elections-polling station

Law Report Citation: 
1957-60 ALR S.L. 20