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Recall of MPs Act 2015

Section 11: How entitlement to sign a recall petition is to be exercised

57.Section 11 outlines how a person may sign the recall petition.

58.Subsections (1) and (2) provide that a person who is entitled to sign the recall petition may sign it once either in person, by post or via his or her proxy. This is subject to regulations under section 18, which may set out the detail of the process for signing in person or by post or proxy.

59.Subsection (4) makes clear that references to a person entitled to sign a recall petition do not include a person acting as proxy for another. It ensures that this section does not prevent a person from signing in person in addition to signing as proxy for another person, or from signing as proxy for more than one person where this is permitted. Once a recall petition has been signed, the signature cannot be withdrawn (subsection (3)).

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